verb (used with or without object)
Examples from the Web for starboard
So not only will the GOP have control in the Senate, it will move the center of gravity on Capitol Hill hard to starboard.The Democrats’ Black Hole—and What They Can Do About It|Michael Tomasky|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Correction: The original article stated that Starboard Strategic Inc. had undertaken the Internet media buy for the NRA.
After it has been uprighted, sponsons will be welded to the starboard side that has been underwater for a year.Risky Rescue: A Year After It Sank, Raising the Costa Concordia|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The helmsman, who did not speak English or Italian fluently, responded, “Hard to Starboard?”Costa Concordia’s Captain’s Culpability in Crash and Deaths Weighed by Judge|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Then it shut down all the thrusters on the starboard side, leaving the 24-foot Deepsea Challenger spinning in a circle.James Cameron Plans Next Dive After Surfacing From Ocean Abyss|Jacqui Goddard|March 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
By this time the runners had made the curve at the bow of the boat and were coming up the starboard side, toward the stern.The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service|James R. Driscoll
The senior officers of the flagship stood grouped on the starboard rail.Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew|Robert McReynolds
The boats on the port side are smashed, and those on starboard cannot be lowered.Over the Seas for Uncle Sam|Elaine Sterne
I hastened over breakfast in order to get into the garden in time to fix up the starboard fence.
The same, says Montague, wavin the starboard extension of the checkerboard.
British Dictionary definitions for starboard
Word Origin for starboard
Word Origin and History for starboard
Old English steorbord, literally "side on which a vessel was steered," from steor- "rudder, steering paddle" (see steer (v.)) + bord "ship's side" (see board (n.2)). Cf. Old Norse stjornborði, Low German stürbord, German Steuerbord.
Early Germanic peoples' boats were propelled and steered by a paddle on the right side. French tribord (Old French estribord), Italian stribordo are Germanic loan-words.