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English definition of “home port”

home port

noun [C]
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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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