- the port where a military, commercial, or cruise vessel is docked between trips or for seasonal stopovers or repairs
- the port where a retired ship is permanently stationed
See home port in American Heritage Dictionary 4
also home·port noun
transitive verb home·port·ed
- The port in which a vessel is registered or permanently based.
- The port from which a merchant vessel primarily operates, regardless of its registry.
To base (a ship) permanently in a given port.
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