The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cinque Ports \Cinque" Ports`\ [Cinque + port.] (Eng. Hist.) Five English ports, to which peculiar privileges were anciently accorded; -- viz., Hastings, Romney, Hythe, Dover, and Sandwich; afterwards increased by the addition of Winchelsea, Rye, and some minor places.
Baron of the Cinque Ports. See under Baron.