seaport

noun
sea·​port | \ ˈsē-ˌpȯrt \

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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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 Katmai is also just across the Shelikof Strait from Alaska’s Kodiak Island, the second largest island in the U.S. and home to a vibrant seaport and arts community of the same name. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 20 Best Small Towns To Visit in 2018," 5 June 2018 The seaport figured heavily in Mr. Indiana’s early sculptures. Jori Finkel, BostonGlobe.com, "Robert Indiana, 89; turned ‘Love’ into enduring art," 22 May 2018 Bustling prostitution industries sprang up around army bases and seaports, and soon the U.S. Navy was facing a full-on epidemic of venereal disease, Gordon explains. Carolyn Todd, Allure, "The History and Evolution of Birth Control in America," 12 July 2018 The four Arab nations also blocked their airspace and seaports to Qatar, while Saudi Arabia also cut off its only land border. Jon Gambrell, Fox News, "UAE offers its defense in Qatar lawsuit at UN high court," 28 June 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 \

Kids Definition of seaport

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

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