[ pawrt-sahyd, pohrt- ]
/ ˈpɔrtˌsaɪd, ˈpoʊrt- /

adjective, adverb

on a waterfront or near a port.
Nautical. on the port side of a vessel.


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Example sentences from the Web for portside

  • The note was addressed to one Captain Harris, at a tavern on the portside.

    The Master of Ballantrae|Robert Louis Stevenson
  • In every round little window gleamed a face,—for a moment only along the portside.

    West Wind Drift|George Barr McCutcheon
  • Instead he ran the other way, through the portside door of the library.