Definition of Gunports

1. Noun. (plural of gunport) ¹



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Definition of Gunports

1. gunport [n] - See also: gunport

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gunports

gunny sack
gunnybag
gunnybags
gunnysack
gunnysacks
gunocracy
gunpaper
gunpapers
gunperson
gunpersons
gunplay
gunplays
gunpoint
gunpoints
gunport
gunports (current term)
gunpowder
gunpowderish
gunpowders
gunroom
gunrooms
gunrunner
gunrunners
gunrunning
gunrunnings
guns
gunsels
gunship
gunships

Literary usage of Gunports

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the Institution of Engineers in Scotland by Institution of Engineers in Scotland (1858)
"... having its sides from the waterline up to the gunwale formed angular, fore and aft, with the apex of each angle in the centre of each line of gunports. ..."

2. The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius C├Žsar, to the Revolution by David Hume (1811)
"... about ten o,clock in the morning, a sudden squall arising, threw her .fatally upon her side, and her gunports being open, and the motion of the cannon ..."

3. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1840)
"She is painted in man-of-war style, with gunports, and is handsomely rigged, as what is termed a three-masted schooner; with a foremast, fore- topmast, ..."

4. An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America by John Patterson MacLean (1900)
"When the Hector appeared, according to the fashion of that time, her sides were painted in imitation of gunports, which induced the impression that she was ..."

5. The Grand Fleet, 1914-1916: Its Creation, Development and Work by John Rushworth Jellicoe Jellicoe (1919)
"These ships were the first modern battleships fitted with 6-inch guns for their secondary armament, and the gunports were very low. ..."

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