Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A small seacoast town having no customs office.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In maritime law. Such little inlets of the sea, whether within the precinct or extent of a port or without, as are narrow passages, and have shore on either side of them. Call. Sew. 56. A small stream less than a river. Baker v. City of Boston, 12 Pick. 184, 22 Am. Dec. 421 The term imports a recess, cove, bay, or Inlet in the shore of a rivor, and not a separate or independent stream; thongh it is sometimes used in the latter meaning. Schermerhorn v. Railroad Co., 38 N. Y. 103.