seaport

noun sea·port \ ˈsē-ˌpȯrt \
|Updated on: 30 Jul 2018

Definition of seaport

: a port, harbor, or town accessible to seagoing ships

Examples of seaport in a Sentence

  1. Boston is a major seaport in the northeastern U.S.

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First Known Use of seaport

circa 1520

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SEAPORT Defined for English Language Learners

seaport

Definition of seaport for English Language Learners

  • : a town or city with a harbor where ships stop to load and unload cargo


SEAPORT Defined for Kids

seaport

noun sea·port \ ˈsē-ˌpȯrt \

Definition of seaport for Students

: a port, harbor, or town within reach of seagoing ships


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