port noun definition in Coastlines and the sea topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

port

 noun: Coastlines and the sea topic
1 [countable] a town or city with a harbour, especially one where ships load and unload goods fishing ports Rotterdam is a major port.2 [countable, uncountable] (abbreviation Pt.) a place where ships load and unload goods or shelter from storms a naval port The ship spent four days in port. They reached port at last. port of entry (= a place where people or goods can enter a country)