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larboard

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

(formerly) port2 (def. 1).

adjective

(formerly) port2 (def. 2, 3)

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Origin of larboard

1300–50; Middle English laddeborde (perhaps literally, loading side; see lade, board); later larborde (by analogy with starboard)
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British Dictionary definitions for larboard

larboard
/ (ˈlɑːbəd) /

noun, adjective

nautical a former word for port 2
C14 laddeborde (changed to larboard by association with starboard), from laden to load + borde board
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