Main definitions of entry port in English

: entry port1entry port2

entry port1

Pronunciation /ˈɛntrɪ ˌpɔːt/

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noun

  • 1Nautical
    An opening in the side of a ship for entrance and exit, or for the loading and unloading of cargo; = "port". Now chiefly historical.

  • 2In various types of machine, device, or apparatus: an aperture permitting influx of a substance, entrance of a source of energy, introduction of an instrument, etc.

  • 3Medicine
    rare The place where an infection or infectious agent enters the body; compare "port of entry".

Origin

Mid 18th century. From entry + port.

Main definitions of entry port in English

: entry port1entry port2

entry port2

Pronunciation /ˈɛntrɪ ˌpɔːt/

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noun

  • A harbour, airport, or border crossing through which people and goods may enter a country.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Boston Recorder. From entry + port.