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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Larboard  \Lar"board`\,  n.  [Lar-  is  of  uncertain  origin,  possibly 
  the  same  as  lower,  i.  e.,  humbler  in  rank,  because  the 
  starboard  side  is  considered  by  mariners  as  higher  in  rank; 
  cf  D.  laag  low  akin  to  E.  low  See  {Board},  n.,  8.]  (Naut.) 
  The  left-hand  side  of  a  ship  to  one  on  board  facing  toward 
  the  bow;  port;  --  opposed  to  {starboard}. 
 
  Note:  Larboard  is  a  nearly  obsolete  term,  having  been 
  superseded  by  port  to  avoid  liability  of  confusion  with 
  starboard,  owing  to  similarity  of  sound. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Larboard  \Lar"board`\,  a. 
  On  or  pertaining  to  the  left-hand  side  of  a  vessel;  port;  as 
  the  larboard  quarter. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  larboard 
  adj  :  on  the  left-hand  side  of  a  vessel  or  aircraft  when  facing 
  forward;  "the  port  side"  [syn:  {port},  {left}]  [ant:  {starboard}] 
  n  :  the  left  side  of  a  ship  or  aircraft  to  someone  facing  the 
  bow  or  nose  [syn:  {port}]  [ant:  {starboard}] 




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