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Free port   /fri pɔrt/   Listen
Free port

An area adjoining a port where goods that are intended for reshipment can be received and stored without payment of duties.  Synonym: free zone.
A port open on equal terms to all commercial vessels.

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"Free port" Quotes from Famous Books

... had not troubles enough so she bought a pig. And I fancy we are saving up a lot of trouble for ourselves with this ice-free port. [Footnote: Prophetic of Port Arthur and the Japanese War.] It will cost us dearer than if we were to take it into our heads to wage war on all Japan. However, futura sunt ...
— Letters of Anton Chekhov • Anton Chekhov

... a given hour—seven o'clock had Auguste Moleux, the town-crier, understood—the boom of the cannon would be heard, the gates of the town would be opened, the harbour would become a free port. ...
— The Elusive Pimpernel • Baroness Emmuska Orczy

... "Gibraltar's a free port, you see," said Hillyard. "Jose ran the cargo along the coast to Benicassim, a little watering-place with a good beach about thirty kilometres east of Valencia. He ran the felucca ashore one dark night." Suddenly he stopped and smiled to himself. ...
— The Summons • A.E.W. Mason

Words linked to "Free port" :   country, port, area, free zone

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