Portlast Port"last, n. (Naut.) The portoise. See {Portoise}. [1913 Webster]

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  • portlast — ˈpōrtˌlast noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown : the upper edge of a gunwale : a bulwark rail called also portoise * * * portlast /pōrtˈ or pörtˈləst/ (obsolete nautical) noun Probably the gunwale (also portoise / tiz/ and wrongly portˈland) …   Useful english dictionary

  • portlast — port·last …   English syllables

  • yards down a portlast — With yards down on or near the deck • • • Main Entry: ↑portlast …   Useful english dictionary

  • portoise — ˈpȯrd.ə̇s, ə̇z noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown : portlast …   Useful english dictionary

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