free portnoun [ C ]uk /ˌfriː ˈpɔːt/ us /ˌfriː ˈpɔːrt/
Examples from literature
- For José Medina's tobacco factories were built at a free port in French territory.
- Free ports exist in Germany and have existed for a long time, although Germany is a country with a protective tariff.
- It is a free port, and is the great grain mart of this particular part of the world.
- Shall there be a free port in one State and onerous duties in another?
- The fourth comes from Singapore, and is brought there to exchange for British manufactures by the native craft which frequent that free port.