Definition of starboard noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

starboard

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈstɑːbəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːrbərd//
 
[uncountable] Parts of boats and ships, Boating
 
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the side of a ship or an aircraft that is on the right when you are facing forward compare port See related entries: Parts of boats and ships, Boating Word Origin Old English stēorbord ‘rudder side’ (see the verb steer, board), because early Teutonic sailing vessels were steered with a paddle over the right side.
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