Starboard Star"board` (-b[=o]rd` or -b[~e]rd), n. [OE. sterbord, AS. ste['o]rbord, i.e., steer board. See {Steer}, v. t., {Board} of a vessel, and cf. {Larboard}.] (Naut.) That side of a vessel which is on the right hand of a person who stands on board facing the bow; -- opposed to {larboard}, or {port}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(of a vessel, to a person looking forward),

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  • Starboard — is the nautical term that refers to the right side of a vessel as perceived by a person on board a vessel and facing the bow (front). Overview The origin of the term comes from old boating practices. Before ships had rudders on their centerline,… …   Wikipedia

  • Starboard — Star board , a. (Naut.) Pertaining to the right hand side of a ship; being or lying on the right side; as, the starboard shrouds; starboard quarter; starboard tack. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Starboard — Star board , v. t. (Naut.) To put to the right, or starboard, side of a vessel; as, to starboard the helm. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • starboard — ► NOUN ▪ the side of a ship or aircraft on the right when one is facing forward. The opposite of PORT(Cf. ↑port). ► VERB ▪ turn (a ship or its helm) to starboard. ORIGIN Old English, «rudder side», because early Teutonic sailing vessels were… …   English terms dictionary

  • starboard — [stär′bərd, stär′bôrd΄] n. [ME sterbord < OE steorbord < steoran, to STEER1 (the old rudder being a large oar used on the right side of the ship) + bord: see BOARD] the right hand side of a ship, boat, or airplane as one faces forward:… …   English World dictionary

  • starboard — O.E. steorbord, lit. side on which a vessel was steered, from steor rudder, steering paddle (see STEER (Cf. steer) (v.)) + bord ship s side (see BOARD (Cf. board) (n.2)). Cf. O.N. stjornborði, Low Ger. stürbord, Ger …   Etymology dictionary

  • starboard — (izg. stȃrbord) m DEFINICIJA pom. žarg. desna strana broda ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • starboard — [[t]stɑ͟ː(r)bə(r)d[/t]] ADJ In sailing, the starboard side of a ship is the right side when you are on it and facing towards the front. [TECHNICAL] He detected a ship moving down the starboard side of the submarine. Ant: port N UNCOUNT: usu to N… …   English dictionary

  • starboard —    Ao ao ākau.    ♦ Starboard ends of outrigger booms, muku (hence also starboard side of canoe).    ♦ Starboard hull of double canoe, wa a ākea, wa a kea …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • starboard — In maritime law, the righthand side of a vessel when the observer faces forward. @ starboard tack Starboard tack, refers to the course of vessel when she has the wind on her starboard bow @ …   Black's law dictionary

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