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Definition of port of call noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    port of call

    (pl. ports of call)
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  1. 1a port where a ship stops during a journey Las Palmas has become the traditional port of call for yachts on their way from Europe to the Caribbean.
  2. 2(informal) a place where you go or stop for a short time, especially when you are going to several places My first port of call in town was the bank.
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