- (formerly) port2(def 1).
- (formerly) port2(def 2, 3)
Origin of larboard
Examples from the Web for larboard
A little later the larboard fore-sheet went, and the sail was split.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
Should I range, up on the larboard quarter, do you lie, on the starboard.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
They were the men of the larboard watch, waiting for eight bells which was imminent.Captain Blood
You, Velsers and Rock, gain the fo'c'sl from larboard and starboard.Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer
Cyrus Townsend Brady
But my orders were, that the larboard watch should remain on deck.Little By Little
William Taylor Adams
- nautical a former word for port 2
Word Origin and History for larboard
"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).