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Definition of "seaport" [sea•port]

  • A harbor or town having facilities for seagoing ships. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "seaport" in a sentence
  • "Because of these efforts, the Haiti's main seaport is even poised to reopen in a couple of days."
  • "Haiti's main seaport is severely damaged, and its largest airport is too small to accommodate the onslaught of international aid shipments heading into the country."
  • "It was an important seaport for the Mayans when the Spanish arrived, but now the seaport is a beautiful sandy cove under the shadow of the castillo (Mayan castle), where tourists swim and sun."