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Meaning of LARBOARD

Pronunciation:  'lâr`bowrd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone facing the bow or nose
  2. [adj]  on the left-hand side of a vessel or aircraft when facing forward; "the port side"

LARBOARD is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: left, port, port
 Antonyms: right, starboard, starboard
 See Also: side



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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          superseded by port to avoid liability of confusion with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.
  2. \Lar"board`\, a.
    On or pertaining to the left-hand side of a vessel; port; as,
    the larboard quarter.