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home port

noun
1.
the port where a ship is registered.
2.
the port out of which a ship is operated but not necessarily registered.
Origin of home port
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • The pontoons are of German make, as the spelling of "the home port" indicates.

    New Zealanders at Gallipoli Major Fred Waite
  • She was the Empress of the Ocean, and her home port was Liverpool.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Unless we happen to charter the Retriever for a cargo to her home port, you know very well, Skinner, we may not see her for years.

    Cappy Ricks Peter B. Kyne
  • In June of '95 only one of their line had reached a home port.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Her home port is San Diego, and she can be chartered by any one with the price.

    Owen Clancy's Happy Trail Burt L. Standish
  • But they found they were now shut off even from their home port of St. Anthony!

  • Looks like someone can read enough to get our home port off the stern of the launch.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • She was the First Reader's home port, but she was now blockaded for her own benefit.

    Little Aliens Myra Kelly
  • Then he went to the radio room to dictate a message to American naval headquarters at the home port.

  • In June of '95, only one of their line had reached a home port.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle

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