port of call

noun phrase

Definition of port of call

1 : an intermediate port where ships customarily stop for supplies, repairs, or transshipment of cargo
2 : a stop included on an itinerary

First Known Use of port of call

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of port of call

: a place where a ship stops during a journey

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