outport

noun

out·​port ˈau̇t-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce outport (audio)
1
chiefly British : a port other than the main port of a country
2
: a small fishing village especially in Newfoundland

Examples of outport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its inhabitants were poor, unemployed, and still living, some of them, in outports that could not be reached by road. Robert Kunzig, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 One of these leviathans, measuring 76 feet long, eventually turned up in the frigid waters of the tiny outport of Rocky Harbour. John J. Ross, WSJ, 10 Sep. 2021 My mother, Ethel Francis Rose Leen, grew up in a tiny Newfoundland outport called Jersey Harbor. Melody Rowell, National Geographic, 6 May 2016 My mother, Ethel Francis Rose Leen, grew up in a tiny Newfoundland outport called Jersey Harbor. Melody Rowell, National Geographic, 6 May 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of outport was in 1601

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“Outport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outport. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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