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starboard

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noun star·board \ˈstär-bərd\

Simple Definition of starboard

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of starboard

  1. :  the right side of a ship or aircraft looking forward — compare port

Examples of starboard in a sentence

  1. The ship turned to starboard.



Origin and Etymology 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

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starboard

adjective star·board

Definition of starboard

  1. :  of, relating to, or situated to starboard



15th Century

First Known Use of starboard

15th century

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starboard

transitive verb star·board

Definition of starboard

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



1598

First Known Use of starboard

1598

Other Nautical Terms

Rhymes with starboard


STARBOARD Defined for Kids

starboard

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noun star·board \ˈstär-bərd\

Definition of starboard for Students

  1. :  the right side of a ship or airplane looking forward




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