port of entry

noun phrase

Definition of port of entry

1 : a place where foreign goods may be cleared through a customhouse
2 : a place where an alien may be permitted to enter a country

First Known Use of port of entry

1714, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of port of entry was in 1714

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“Port of entry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/port%20of%20entry. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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: a place (such as a city or airport) where people or goods enter a country


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