port of call


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port of call

n. pl. ports of call
A port where a ship docks in the course of a voyage, especially to load or unload passengers or cargo, to obtain supplies, or to undergo repairs.

port of call

n
1. (Nautical Terms) any port where a ship stops, excluding its home port
2. any place visited on a traveller's itinerary

port′ of call′


n.
a port visited briefly by a ship, as to take on or discharge passengers and cargo or to undergo repairs.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.port of call - any port where a ship stops except its home port
harbor, harbour, seaport, haven - a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
Translations

port of call

n(porto di) scalo
References in classic literature ?
Once in five weeks the steamer Makambo made Tulagi its port of call on the way from New Guinea and the Shortlands to Australia.
This is an important port of call in the Pacific, where all the mail-steamers, and those carrying travellers between North America, China, Japan, and the Oriental islands put in.
Instantly fishing was suspended to answer him, and he heard many curious facts about his boat and her next port of call. They asked him if he were insured; and whence he had stolen his anchor, because, they said, it belonged to the Carrie Pitman; they called his boat a mud-scow, and accused him of dumping garbage to frighten the fish; they offered to tow him and charge it to his wife; and one audacious youth slipped almost under the counter, smacked it with his open palm, and yelled: "Gid up, Buck!"
With the commissioning of the new infrastructure, that it altogether has 2.400 linear meters of dock regarding precedence 1,800, the annual ability to traffic of the harbour port of call will go up from current 350 thousand teu to 750 thousand teu.
Applicant Adam Dickman, of Port of Call, defended the TEN which he said was made in response to requests from customers and boxing fans.
Port official Chang Tzu-ying said that Monday's port of call was Westerdam's first visit to Hualien, and that the ship will visit Hualien again on April 7.
After appearances in some series at Hong Kong broadcaster TVB, which has become famous as a training school for much of Hong Kong's screen talent, Kwok's first major acting award was the 2005 Golden Horse for feature "Divergence." He has added to that kudos haul several times, and earlier this year collected the Hong Kong Film Awards acting prize for Philip Yung's detective drama "Port of Call."
Suppose that the time spent at the ith port of call is [[tau].sub.i].
"Choose Pharmacy, will help establish community pharmacy as the first port of call for people seeking health advice and for the treatment of common ailments."
The final port of call is Santa Cruz, Tenerife; from here, guests will fly back to the UK on an exclusive, fully escorted Fred.
ALL ABOARD J Titanic's last port of call is to play host to a series of cultural events AHOY THERE n Blathin, Caite and Leah in Cobh, Co Cork, yesterday
Our first port of call is Kirkwall, historic capital of Orkney, with magnificent St Magnus Cathedral its glorious centrepiece.