Definition of Cinque Ports in English:

Cinque Ports

proper noun

  • A group of medieval ports in Kent and East Sussex in south-eastern England, which were formerly allowed trading privileges in exchange for providing the bulk of England's navy. The five original Cinque Ports were Hastings, Sandwich, Dover, Romney, and Hythe; later Rye and Winchelsea were added.

Origin

From Old French cink porz, from Latin quinque portus ‘five ports’.

Pronunciation

Cinque Ports

/sɪŋk ˈpɔːts/