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\Por"toise\, n. [Perhaps fr. OF. porteis portative, portable.] (Naut.) The gunwale of a ship. {To lower the yards a-portoise}, to lower them to the gunwale. {To ride a portoise}, to ride an anchor with the lower yards and topmasts struck or lowered, as in a gale of wind.

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