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[lahr-bawrd, -bohrd; Nautical lahr-berd] /ˈlɑrˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd; Nautical ˈlɑr bərd/ Nautical

(formerly) 2 (def 1).
(formerly) 2 (def 2, 3)
noun, adjective
(nautical) a former word for port2

“left-hand side of a ship” (to a person on board and facing the bow), 1580s, from Middle English ladde-borde (c.1300), perhaps literally “the loading side,” if this was the side on which goods were loaded onto a ship, from laden “to load” + bord “ship’s side.” Altered 16c. on influence of starboard, then largely replaced by the specialized sense of port (n.1). to avoid confusion of similar-sounding words. The Old English term was bæcboard, literally “back board” (see starboard).


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