port of call
a) any port (except its home port) being visited by a ship, especially to load or unload cargo or passengers or to take on supplies

My first port of call was the home of an old friend of my mothers, an American woman whod married a French man.

b) A place visited.

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  • port of call — plural ports of call n [C usually singular] 1.) informal one of a series of places that you visit ▪ My first port of call will be the post office. 2.) a port where a ship stops on a journey from one place to another …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • port of call — port′ of call′ n. a port visited briefly by a ship, as to take on or discharge passengers and cargo or to undergo repairs • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • port of call — ► port of call a place where a ship or person stops on a journey. Main Entry: ↑port …   English terms dictionary

  • port of call — n. a port that is a regular stopover for ships, esp. cargo ships …   English World dictionary

  • port of call — noun count 1. ) a place on land where a ship stops before continuing its trip 2. ) INFORMAL one of the places you visit on a trip …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • port of call — ports of call 1) N COUNT A port of call is a place where a ship stops during a journey. Their first port of call will be Cape Town. 2) N COUNT A port of call is any place where you stop for a short time when you are visiting several places, shops …   English dictionary

  • port of call — {n. phr.} 1. Any of the ports that a ship visits after the start of a voyage and before the end; a port where passengers or cargo may be taken on or put off; an in between port. * /Savannah is a port of call for many Atlantic coasting vessels./ 2 …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • port of call — {n. phr.} 1. Any of the ports that a ship visits after the start of a voyage and before the end; a port where passengers or cargo may be taken on or put off; an in between port. * /Savannah is a port of call for many Atlantic coasting vessels./ 2 …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • port\ of\ call — n. phr. 1. Any of the ports that a ship visits after the start of a voyage and before the end; a port where passengers or cargo may be taken on or put off; an in between port. Savannah is a port of call for many Atlantic coasting vessels. 2. A… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • port of call — noun (countable usually singular) 1 informal one of a series of places that you visit: My next port of call was the City Records Department. 2 a port where a ship stops on a journey from one place to another: Our next port of call was Istanbul …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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