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, &and Exhaust port (Steam Engine), the ports of the cylinder communicating with the valve or
valves, for the entrance or exit of the steam, respectively.
(Port), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ported; p. pr. & vb. n. Porting.] [F. porter, L. portare to carry. See
1. To carry; to bear; to transport. [Obs.]
They are easily ported by boat into other shires.Fuller.
2. (Mil.) To throw, as a musket, diagonally across the body, with the lock in front, the right hand grasping
the small of the stock, and the barrel sloping upward and crossing the point of the left shoulder; as, to
Began to hem him round with ported spears.Milton. Port arms, a position in the manual of arms, executed as above.
(Port), n. [F. port, fr. porter to carry, L. portare, prob. akin to E. fare, v. See Port harbor, and
cf. Comport, Export, Sport.] The manner in which a person bears himself; deportment; carriage; bearing; demeanor; hence,
manner or style of living; as, a proud port. Spenser.
And of his port as meek as is a maid.Chaucer.
The necessities of pomp, grandeur, and a suitable port in the world.South.
(Port), n. [Etymology uncertain.] (Naut.) The larboard or left side of a ship (looking from the stern
toward the bow); as, a vessel heels to port. See Note under Larboard. Also used adjectively.
(Port), v. t. (Naut.) To turn or put to the left or larboard side of a ship; said of the helm, and
used chiefly in the imperative, as a command; as, port your helm.
(||Por"ta) n.; pl. Portæ [L., a gate. See Port a hole.] (Anat.) (a) The part of the liver or other
organ where its vessels and nerves enter; the hilus. (b) The foramen of Monro. B. G. Wilder.
(Port`a*bil"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being portable; fitness to be carried.
(Port"a*ble) a. [L. portabilis, fr. portare to carry: cf. F. portable. See Port demeanor.]
1. Capable of being borne or carried; easily transported; conveyed without difficulty; as, a portable bed,
desk, engine. South.
2. Possible to be endured; supportable. [Obs.]
How light and portable my pain seems now!Shak. Portable forge. See under Forge. Portable steam engine. See under Steam engine.
(Port"a*ble*ness), n. The quality or state of being portable; portability.
(Por"tace) n. See Portass. [Obs.]
(Port"age) n. [From 2d Port.] (Naut.) (a) A sailor's wages when in port. (b) The amount of
a sailor's wages for a voyage.
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