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On the port side.
[Alteration (influenced by starboard) of Middle English laddebord : perhaps laden, to load; see load + borde, side of a ship; see starboard.]
(Nautical Terms) nautical a former word for port2
[C14 laddeborde (changed to larboard by association with starboard), from laden to load + borde board]
1. a city, town, or other place where ships load or unload.
2. a place along a coast in which ships may take refuge from storms; harbor.
3. Also called port of entry.
a. any place where imported goods may be received into a country subject to inspection by customs officials.
b. any place where travelers or immigrants may enter a country.
4. a geographical area that forms a harbor.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English < Latin portus harbor, haven; akin to ford]
syn: See harbor.
1. the left-hand side of a vessel or aircraft, facing forward.adj.
2. of, pertaining to, or located on the left side of a vessel or aircraft.v.t., v.i.
3. to turn or shift to the port, or left, side.
[1570–80; perhaps identical with port1]
a very sweet, usu. dark red, fortified wine, orig. from Portugal.
[1695–95; earlier Oporto wine, (Port) OPort wine < Portuguese Oporto Oporto, through which Portuguese wines are shipped]
1. an opening in the side or other exterior part of a ship for admitting air and light or for taking on cargo. Compare porthole (def. 1).
2. an aperture in the surface of a cylinder, as in machinery, for the passage of steam, air, water, etc.
3. a small aperture in an armored vehicle, aircraft, or fortification through which a gun can be fired or a camera directed.
4. a data connection in a computer to which a peripheral device or a transmission line from a remote terminal can be attached.
5. Chiefly Scot. a gate or portal, as to a town or fortress.v.t.
6. to create a new version of (an application program) to run on a different hardware platform (sometimes fol. by over).
[before 950; Middle English, Old English < Latin porta gate; akin to portus port1]
to carry (a rifle or other weapon) in the port arms position.
[1560–70; < French porter < Latin portāre to carry; see fare]
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|Noun||1.||larboard - the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose|
side - an extended outer surface of an object; "he turned the box over to examine the bottom side"; "they painted all four sides of the house"
starboard - the right side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose
|Adj.||1.||larboard - located on the left side of a ship or aircraft|
left - being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north; "my left hand"; "left center field"; "the left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream"