Port Said

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Port Sa·id

 (sä-ēd′)
A city of northeast Egypt on the Mediterranean Sea at the northern entrance to the Suez Canal. It was founded in 1859 by the builders of the canal and was once an important coaling station.

Port Said

(ˈsɑːiːd; saɪd)
n
(Placename) a port in NE Egypt, at the N end of the Suez Canal: founded in 1859 when the Suez Canal was begun; became the largest coaling station in the world and later an oil-bunkering port; damaged in the Arab-Israeli wars of 1967 and 1973. Pop: 546 000 (2005 est)

Port′ Sa•id′

(sɑˈid)
n.
a seaport in NE Egypt at the Mediterranean end of the Suez Canal. 382,000.
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