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ˈstɑr bərd, -ˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrdstar·board

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. starboardadjective

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

  2. starboardverb

    located on the right side of a ship or aircraft

  3. starboardverb

    turn to the right, of helms or rudders

Wiktionary

  1. starboardnoun

    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.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. starboardnoun

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

    Etymology: 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. Starboardverb

    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

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

  2. Starboardadjective

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

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

  3. Starboardverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. starboard

    The opposite of larboard or port; the distinguishing term for the right side of a ship when looking forward [from the Anglo-Saxon stéora-bórd].

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  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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