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Definition of "starboard" [star•board]

  • The right-hand side of a ship or aircraft as one faces forward. (noun)
  • On the right-hand side as one faces forward. (adjective)
  • To or toward the right-hand side as one faces forward. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "starboard" in a sentence
  • "Through the stupidity of the look-outs the next thing we knew was that she was off on the starboard quarter, and to windward of us, she having been on the _starboard_ tack all the while!"
  • "I should explain that the space under the topgallant forecastle was divided by a bulkhead running fore and aft into parts forming separate cabins, one called the starboard, and the other the larboard berths, with bunks built up on both sides, one above another, or rather, in two stories, to explain myself better."
  • "Tracker pointed, off what I guess you would call our starboard bow."