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English definition of “home port”

home port

noun [C]     TRANSPORT
the port that a ship returns to after it has finished travelling or transporting goods somewhere : The trawler returned to its home port after the trip .
the port where a ship is registered (= where its official records are kept ): A vessel's home port is its port of origin , as shown in its registration documents .
(Definition of home port noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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