home port
noun Date: circa 1891 the port from which a ship hails or from which it is documented

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • home port — ➔ port1 * * * home port UK US noun [C] TRANSPORT ► the port that a ship returns to after it has finished travelling or transporting goods somewhere: »The trawler returned to its home port after the trip. ► the port where a ship is registered (=… …   Financial and business terms

  • home port — n. The port where a ship or vessel is registered, or the port nearest to the residence of its owner or manager. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • home port — n. 1. the port where a military, commercial, or cruise vessel is docked between trips or for seasonal stopovers or repairs 2. the port where a retired ship is permanently stationed …   English World dictionary

  • home|port — «HOHM PRT, POHRT», noun. the port from which a ship originally sets out and to which it usually returns …   Useful english dictionary

  • home port — noun the port from which a ship originates of where it is registered • Hypernyms: ↑port * * * noun 1. : the port from which a ship hails or from which it is documented 2. a. : the port from which a man of war normally operates …   Useful english dictionary

  • Home port — A vessel s home port, or hailing port, is its port of origin as shown on its registration documents [cite web |url = http://www.seatalk.info/cgi bin/nautical marine sailing dictionary/db.cgi?db=db view records=1 uid=default Term=port | title =… …   Wikipedia

  • home port — port in which a ship anchors between voyages …   English contemporary dictionary

  • home port — 1. the port where a ship is registered. 2. the port out of which a ship is operated but not necessarily registered. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • home port — The port where a documented vessel of the United States is registered or enrolled, or the place in the same district where the vessel was built, or where one or more of the owners resides. 46 USC § 47 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • home port doctrine — n. A doctrine in maritime law holding that a vessel engaged in foreign and interstate commerce is subject to property tax only at its home port. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney… …   Law dictionary

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