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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Origin of starboard

before 900; Middle English sterbord (noun), Old English stēorbord, equivalent to stēor steering (see steer1) + bord side (see board)
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British Dictionary definitions for starboard

starboard
/ (ˈstɑːbəd, -ˌbɔːd) /

noun

the right side of an aeroplane or vessel when facing the nose or bowCompare port 2

adjective

relating to or on the starboard

verb

to turn or be turned towards the starboard

Word Origin for starboard

Old English stēorbord, literally: steering side, from stēor steering paddle + bord side; see steer 1, board; from the fact that boats were formerly steered by a paddle held over the right-hand side
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