Definition of portee in English:

portee

(also portie, portée)

noun

  • 1Weaving. A number of threads grouped together to form a warp.

  • 2In form portée. Importance, import, weight; the consequences of an action or event.

  • 3Military. A self-propelled vehicle on which an anti-tank gun may be mounted.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From French portée collection of threads which form a warp, effect, impact, importance, effectiveness, (in mechanics or technology) supporting piece, specifically uses as noun of portée, feminine of past participle of porter.

Pronunciation

portee

/ˈpɔːtiː//ˈpɔːteɪ/