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poort, noun

Forms:
poorte, portShow more Also poorte, port, porte.
Origin:
South African Dutch, DutchShow more South African Dutch, pass, passage, from Dutch poort gate.
A narrow pass or defile through mountains, particularly one cut by a stream or river; an element in place-names; nek sense 2.
1796 E. Helme tr. of F. Le Vaillant’s Trav. II. 194We issued from the mountains through a sort of passage, or defile, which is called the Poort.
1990 Frontline Mar.Apr. 20A fairytale stream meanders through the kloof, and round each corner there’s another stretch of poort...Meiringspoort goes on and on, and you can marvel that Mr Meiring ever worked his way through this mighty gateway of God.
A narrow pass or defile through mountains, particularly one cut by a stream or river; an element in place-names; nek2.

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