[pawrt-hohl, pohrt-] /ˈpɔrtˌhoʊl, ˈpoʊrt-/
a round, windowlike opening with a hinged, watertight glass cover in the side of a vessel for admitting air and light.
Compare 4 (def 1).
an opening in a wall, door, etc., as one through which to shoot.
a small aperture in the side of a vessel to admit light and air, usually fitted with a watertight glass or metal cover, or both Sometimes shortened to port
an opening in a wall or parapet through which a gun can be fired; embrasure
also port-hole, 1590s, from port (n.2) + hole (n.).
noun, Metalworking. 1. a die having several openings for the extrusion of separate parts of an object later formed by the welding or fusing together of these parts.
noun 1. a village in SE Louisiana, on the Mississippi, N of Baton Rouge: siege during the U.S. Civil War 1863.
[wahy-nee-mee] /waɪˈni mi/ noun 1. a city in S California.
[pawr-shuh, -shee-uh, pohr-] /ˈpɔr ʃə, -ʃi ə, ˈpoʊr-/ noun 1. the heroine of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, who, in one scene, disguises herself as a lawyer. 2. a woman lawyer. 3. a female given name.