seaport

noun
sea·​port | \ ˈsē-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce seaport (audio) \

Definition of seaport

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

Examples of seaport in a Sentence

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

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The hosts of this tournament are Barawa FC, a team made up mostly of British-Somali diaspora members, their name inspired by a seaport town in Somalia that was recaptured in recent years from militants from al Shabaab. New York Times, "In Alternative World Cup for Would-be Nations, Karpatalya Beats North Cyprus," 9 June 2018 An armored Bundeswehr transport vehicle is cleaned on Sept. 16 in the German seaport of Emden, Lower Saxony, on Sept. 16. Daniel Michaels, WSJ, "NATO Dusts Off a Cold War Skill: Moving Troops," 24 Oct. 2018 Mack may be a quintessential American brand, but it’s owned by Volvo Group, which is based in this seaport on Sweden’s southwestern coast. Jack Ewing, New York Times, "Europe Retaliates Against Trump Tariffs," 21 June 2018 Rain frequently drenches the peaks jutting up against the country’s deepest ice-free seaport. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "A Warming Climate Brings New Crops to Frigid Zones," 25 Nov. 2018 Similarly, landlocked nations are disadvantaged compared with nations with their own seaports. N. Gregory Mankiw, New York Times, "Why Economists Are Worried About International Trade," 16 Feb. 2018 There are concerns that sustained violence could also disrupt oil production in Basra, home to 70 percent of Iraq's petroleum reserves, and at the country's main seaport of Umm Qasr on the Persian Gulf. Fox News, "Iraqi city of Basra seethes over water crisis, unemployment," 10 Sep. 2018 There are concerns that sustained violence could also disrupt oil production in Basra, home to 70 percent of Iraq’s petroleum reserves, and at the country’s main seaport of Umm Qasr on the Persian Gulf. Qassim Abdul-zahra, The Seattle Times, "Iraqi city of Basra seethes over water crisis, unemployment," 10 Sep. 2018 Libyan seaports near Tripoli are just 180 miles from the Italian island of Lampedusa. Alissa J. Rubin, New York Times, "Libyan Factions Agree to Elections Despite Deep Divisions," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of seaport

circa 1520, in the meaning defined above

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seaport

noun

English Language Learners Definition of seaport

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

seaport

noun
sea·​port | \ ˈsē-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce seaport (audio) \

Kids Definition of seaport

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

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