[pawrt-sahyd, pohrt-]

adjective, adverb

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

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Examples from the Web for portside

Historical Examples of portside

  • Instead he ran the other way, through the portside door of the library.

  • 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