a seaport in NE Egypt at the Mediterranean end of the Suez Canal.
a port in NE Egypt, at the N end of the Suez Canal: founded in 1859 when the Suez Canal was begun; became the largest coaling station in the world and later an oil-bunkering port; damaged in the Arab-Israeli wars of 1967 and 1973. Pop: 546 000 (2005 est)
[pawr-suh-loo, pohr-; French pawr-sa-ly] /ˌpɔr səˈlu, ˌpoʊr-; French pɔr saˈlü/ noun 1. a yellow, whole-milk cheese, especially that made at the monastery of Port du Salut near the town of Laval, France. /ˈpɔː səˈluː; French pɔrsaly/ noun 1. a mild semihard whole-milk cheese of a round flat shape Also called Port du Salut
[pawrt-sahyd, pohrt-] /ˈpɔrtˌsaɪd, ˈpoʊrt-/ adjective, adverb 1. on a waterfront or near a port. 2. Nautical. on the port side of a vessel.
n. “left-handed person,” 1913, American English baseball slang, from port (n.1) in the nautical sense + side (n.). noun
[pawrts-muh th, pohrts-] /ˈpɔrts məθ, ˈpoʊrts-/ noun 1. a seaport in S Hampshire, in S England, on the English Channel: chief British naval station. 2. a seaport in SE Virginia: navy yard. 3. a seaport in SE New Hampshire: naval base; Russian-Japanese peace treaty 1905. 4. a city in S Ohio, on the Ohio River. […]