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noun [countable] harbour pronunciation in British English /ˈhɑː(r)bə(r)/
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  1. an area of water near the land where it is safe for boats to stay. A port is a harbour where passengers and goods can be taken on and off
    Folkestone harbour
    a splendid natural harbour
    The wind kept us in harbour until the following afternoon.

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