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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Port \Port\, n. [F. porte, L. porta, akin to portus; cf. AS. porte, fr. L. porta. See Port a harbor, and cf. Porte.] 1. A passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place; a gate; a door; a portal. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Him I accuse The city ports by this hath entered. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Form their ivory port the cherubim Forth issuing. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) An opening in the side of a vessel; an embrasure through which cannon may be discharged; a porthole; also, the shutters which close such an opening. [1913 Webster] Her ports being within sixteen inches of the water. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mach.) A passageway in a machine, through which a fluid, as steam, water, etc., may pass, as from a valve to the interior of the cylinder of a steam engine; an opening in a valve seat, or valve face. [1913 Webster] Air port, Bridle port, etc. See under Air, Bridle, etc. Port bar (Naut.), a bar to secure the ports of a ship in a gale. Port lid (Naut.), a lid or hanging for closing the portholes of a vessel. Steam port, & Exhaust port (Steam Engine), the ports of the cylinder communicating with the valve or valves, for the entrance or exit of the steam, respectively. [1913 Webster]