Definition of Portlast

1. n. The portoise. See Portoise.



Definition of Portlast

1. Noun. (nautical) The portoise. ¹

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Definition of Portlast

1. the gunwale [n -S] - See also: gunwale

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Portlast

portion
portion control
portion out
portioned
portioner
portioners
portioning
portionist
portionists
portionless
portions
portise
portises
portlandite
portlands
portlast (current term)
portlasts
portless
portlet
portlets
portlier
portliest
portlike
portliness
portlinesses
portly
portman
portmanteau
portmanteau-word
portmanteau film

Literary usage of Portlast

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1. Old Sea Wings, Ways, and Words, in the Days of Oak and Hemp by Robert Charles Leslie (1890)
"To ride a portlast," meaning with the lower yards on the gunwale, and topmasts struck in a gale ; and the old seamen had a vast assemblage of slings, jears, ..."

2. Old Sea Wings, Ways, and Words, in the Days of Oak and Hemp by Robert Charles Leslie (1890)
""To ride a portlast," meaning with the lower yards on the gunwale, and topmasts struck in a gale ; and the old seamen had a vast assemblage of slings, ..."

3. Dictionary of English Language Exhibiting Orthography, Pronunciation and by Arnold James Cooley (1861)
"H., Portland-stone, P.-va»e, &c., s. 90. portlast, -laut, -last— We., s. ... See portlast. , 45. The small leather case com. attached to a saddle beh. the ..."

4. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"It originally belonged to the Barberini family. It has been copied by Tassie in plaster of Paris, and by Wedgwood in jasper. portlast ..."

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