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Definition: Port bar
, n. [AS. port, L. portus: cf. F. port. See Farm
, and 1st, 3d, & 4h Port
1. A place where ships may ride secure from storms; a
sheltered inlet, bay, or cove; a harbor; a haven. Used
Peering in maps for ports and piers and roads.
We are in port if we have Thee. --Keble.
2. In law and commercial usage, a harbor where vessels are
admitted to discharge and receive cargoes, from whence
they depart and where they finish their voyages.
. See under Free
(a) A boom. See Boom
, 4, also Bar
(b) A bar, as of sand, at the mouth of, or in, a port.
(Com.), charges, as wharfage, etc., to which a
ship or its cargo is subjected in a harbor.
Port of entry
, a harbor where a customhouse is established
for the legal entry of merchandise.
(Law), a payment made for the privilege of
bringing goods into port.
, the officer in charge of a port; a harbor
, n. [F. porte, L. porta, akin to portus; cf. AS.
porte, fr. L. porta. See Port
a harbor, and cf. Porte
1. A passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place;
a gate; a door; a portal. [Archaic]
Him I accuse
The city ports by this hath entered. --Shak.
Form their ivory port the cherubim
Forth issuing. --Milton.
2. (Naut.) An opening in the side of a vessel; an embrasure
through which cannon may be discharged; a porthole; also,
the shutters which close such an opening.
Her ports being within sixteen inches of the water.
3. (Mach.) A passageway in a machine, through which a fluid,
as steam, water, etc., may pass, as from a valve to the
interior of the cylinder of a steam engine; an opening in
a valve seat, or valve face.
, Bridle port
, etc. See under Air
(Naut.), a bar to secure the ports of a ship in a
(Naut.), a lid or hanging for closing the
portholes of a vessel.
, & Exhaust port
(Steam Engine), the ports of
the cylinder communicating with the valve or valves, for
the entrance or exit of the steam, respectively.