Definition of outport in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtpɔːt


  • 1A subsidiary port built near an existing one: larger ships and cargoes made it necessary to create a new port, or outport, at Avonmouth
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    • The chapter on ports scarcely mentions the slave trade, much less their work on the English outports.
  • 1.1British Any British port other than London.
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    • Its stranglehold on overseas trade, and therefore on most of the early banking and financial activity, was slow to ease; in consequence much of the trade from most of the outports had to be directed via London.
    • Antwerp also secured the dominance of London - the nearest estuarial port - over the other English ports, which became known by the end of the century simply as the outports.
    • Case studies of the shipping and trade of major outports like Liverpool and Hull have contributed valuable evidence to the on-going debate about the origins and character of the industrial revolution.
  • 2Canadian (Especially in Newfoundland) a small remote fishing village.
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    • As much as it sounds like the name of an outport fishing village somewhere in Newfoundland, it is not an actual place but rather a state of being.
    • The resettlement of Newfoundland's rural outports is a familiar, if troubling, scene for many Newfoundlanders.
    • And the wonderful work she was doing in her outport district would probably come to an end.

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