treaty port ExamplesWord Origin noun History/Historical.
- any of the ports in China, Japan, or Korea through which trade with foreign countries was permitted by special treaty.
Origin of treaty port First recorded in 1880–85 Examples from the Web for treaty port Historical Examples of treaty port
Chemulpo, a town on the W. coast of Corea; a thriving town since it became a treaty-port in 1883.
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British Dictionary definitions for treaty port treaty port noun
- (in China, Japan, and Korea during the second half of the 19th and first half of the 20th century) a city, esp a port, in which foreigners, esp Westerners, were allowed by treaty to conduct trade