What does Starboard mean?

Definitions for Starboardˈstɑr bərd, -ˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. starboard(adj)

    the right side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose

  2. starboard(verb)

    located on the right side of a ship or aircraft

  3. starboard(verb)

    turn to the right, of helms or rudders


  1. starboard(Noun)

    The right hand side of a ship, boat or aircraft when facing the front, or fore or bow. Starboard does not change based on the orientation of the person aboard the craft.

  2. starboard(Noun)

    One of the two traditional watches aboard a ship standing a watch in two.

  3. Origin: sterbord, from steorbord, the right side of the boat, making it impractical to put the right side against a pier when in port, hence the left side of the boat became known as the port side. Steering capabilities with such a primitive oar and steering system, would be compromised if it was on the left, as the majority of able seamen were right-handed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Starboard(verb)

    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

  2. Starboard(adj)

    pertaining to the right-hand side of a ship; being or lying on the right side; as, the starboard quarter; starboard tack

  3. Starboard(verb)

    to put to the right, or starboard, side of a vessel; as, to starboard the helm

  4. Origin: [OE. sterbord, AS. sterbord, i.e., steer board. See Steer, v. t., Board of a vessel, and cf. Larboard.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Starboard

    stär′bōrd, n. the right-hand side of a ship, to one looking toward the bow.—adj. pertaining to, or lying on, the right side of a ship. [A.S. steórbordsteór, a rudder, bord, a board, the side of a ship. Cf. Board and Larboard.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Starboard in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Starboard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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