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port of call

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  1. port of callnoun

    any port where a ship stops except its home port


  1. port of callnoun

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

  2. port of callnoun

    A place visited.


  1. port of call

    A port of call is a stopover point or destination during a journey, especially in the context of a sea voyage, where a ship stops to refuel, load or unload cargo or passengers, or for maintenance or repair work. It can also be used more figuratively to refer to any stop or visit during a journey or process.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of port of call in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of port of call in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of port of call in a Sentence

  1. Angelika Davey:

    Students are different now. People are quite happy to work on their own, but they do need a port of call to discuss thing with when they get stuck or things go wrong with books or apps.

  2. Ignacio Aguado:

    Because of cuts and insufficient investment in primary health care, the first port of call is the emergency ward.

  3. Peace Boat:

    There's potential with a very green cruise ship to get a lot of attention at each port of call and that can make an impact.

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