Definition of Gunport

1. Noun. A hatch in the hull of a ship through which a cannon is fired. ¹



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Definition of Gunport

1. a porthole for a gun [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gunport

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

Literary usage of Gunport

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1. The United Service Magazine by Arthur William Alsager Pollock (1866)
"... the firing programme was arranged and carried into effect as follows :— " The shot struck the edge of the plating next the gunport, broke away a jagged ..."

2. The Abridgment ... Containing the Annual Message of the President of the by United States President (1862)
"1 gunport, passing through between decks, tearing off four feet of ceil. . and shattering ... 4 gunport, splintering stanchion and shattering pump case; ..."

3. Source-book of English History: For the Use of Schools and Readers by Elizabeth Kimball Kendall (1900)
"They speak also of the gunport holes in the English ships, that they are too narrow, by which their ordnance cannot play but forth outright; whereas on the ..."

4. Naval Courts and Boards by United States Navy Dept (1917)
"S. Navy by arranging for and causing the appearance, at about 11.00 pm on said date, of a small shore boat under gunport number six of said ship, ..."

5. In the Wake of the Eighteentwelvers: Fights & Flights of Frigates & Fore-'n by Charles Henry Jeremiah Snider (1913)
"... gunport I saw it was the Royal George, and Sir William Howe Mulcaster was hanging by the mizzen t'gallant backstays, trumpet in hand. ..."

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