seaport

Part of speech: noun

A harbor on or near the sea; especially, a place designated by law where seagoing vessels may enter, anchor, discharge cargoes, and obtain clearance for other voyages.

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Usage examples "seaport":

  1. If the moon were suddenly struck out of existence, we should be immediately apprised of the fact by a wail from every seaport in the kingdom. - "The Story of the Heavens", Robert Stawell Ball.
  2. In the evening, sitting by the fire, they talked it over- the stage down the river, the stop at the Fort, then on to Sacramento, and the long journey to the seaport settlement of San Francisco. - "The Emigrant Trail", Geraldine Bonner.
  3. The stricken seaport looks as though as recently as last week the German army had visited it. - "With the French in France and Salonika", Richard Harding Davis.