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 for Port warden
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Port \Port\, n. [AS. port, L. portus: cf. F. port. See Farm,
     v., Ford, and 1st, 3d, & 4h Port.]
     1. A place where ships may ride secure from storms; a
        sheltered inlet, bay, or cove; a harbor; a haven. Used
        also figuratively.
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              Peering in maps for ports and piers and roads.
                                                    --Shak.
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              We are in port if we have Thee.       --Keble.
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     2. In law and commercial usage, a harbor where vessels are
        admitted to discharge and receive cargoes, from whence
        they depart and where they finish their voyages.
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     Free port. See under Free.
  
     Port bar. (Naut,)
        (a) A boom. See Boom, 4, also Bar, 3.
        (b) A bar, as of sand, at the mouth of, or in, a port.
  
     Port charges (Com.), charges, as wharfage, etc., to which a
        ship or its cargo is subjected in a harbor.
  
     Port of entry, a harbor where a customhouse is established
        for the legal entry of merchandise.
  
     Port toll (Law), a payment made for the privilege of
        bringing goods into port.
  
     Port warden, the officer in charge of a port; a harbor
        master.
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