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1starboard

noun star·board \ˈstär-bərd\

: the side of a ship or aircraft that is on the right when you are looking toward the front

Full Definition of STARBOARD

:  the right side of a ship or aircraft looking forward — compare port
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Examples of STARBOARD

  1. The ship turned to starboard.

Origin of STARBOARD

Middle English sterbord, from Old English stēorbord, from stēor- steering oar + bord ship's side — more at steer, board
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, stay

Rhymes with STARBOARD

2starboard

adjective

Definition of STARBOARD

:  of, relating to, or situated to starboard

First Known Use of STARBOARD

15th century

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

3starboard

transitive verb

Definition of STARBOARD

:  to turn or put (a helm or rudder) to the right

First Known Use of STARBOARD

1598

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay
STARBOARD Defined for Kids

starboard

noun star·board \ˈstär-bərd\

Definition of STARBOARD for Kids

:  the right side of a ship or airplane looking forward

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