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Square holes cut in the sides of the sailing men-of-war through which the guns were fired, or for other purposes such as bridle-ports in the bows, entry ports in the waist, and stern ports between the stern timbers. When not in use they were closed by port-lids which were hinged along the top edge. See also scuttle (1).

Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

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