Larboard meaning

lärbərd
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(obsolete, nautical) The left side of a ship, looking from the stern; port side.
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On the port side.
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Origin of larboard

  • Alteration (influenced by starboard) of Middle English laddebord perhaps laden to load load borde side of a ship starboard

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English ladebord, referring to the side of the ship on which cargo was loaded. Changed to larboard in the 16th century by association with starboard.

    From Wiktionary