One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A civil or military officer responsible for a port's security, approving arrivals and departures, etc.; = "Captain of the Port".
2An employee of a shipping company who superintends vessels in port, especially when they are loading and unloading cargo.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Justamond (d. 1786).
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