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Newport News

[noo-pawrt, -pohrt, -pert, nyoo-] /ˈnuˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt, -pərt, ˈnyu-/
noun
1.
a seaport in SE Virginia: shipbuilding and ship-repair center.
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  • One of these men was an escaped officer of an interned liner at Newport News.

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  • He therefore decided to end his raiding and put in at Newport News.

  • In 1909 a school for the colored deaf and blind was created at Newport News.

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  • At noon they were taken to a steamer and next day were at Newport News.

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  • Newport News is a ramshackle settlement on the sands across the water from Norfolk.

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  • What I had to tell him of Newport News and its shipyards was beyond his comprehension.

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  • Dru invited the Strawns to accompany him to Newport News to witness the launching of a new type of battleship.

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  • On our replying "Newport News," he asked the name of our ship.

British Dictionary definitions for Newport News

Newport News

noun
1.
(functioning as sing) a port in SE Virginia, at the mouth of the James River: an industrial centre, with one of the world's largest shipyards. Pop: 181 647 (2003 est)
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