larboard

[lahr-bawrd, -bohrd; Nautical lahr-berd] Nautical.
noun
1.
(formerly) port2 ( def 1 ).
adjective
2.
(formerly) port2 ( defs 2, 3 ).

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English laddeborde (perhaps literally, loading side; see lade, board); later larborde (by analogy with starboard)

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larboard (ˈlɑːbəd)
 
n, —adj
nautical a former word for port
 
[C14 laddeborde (changed to larboard by association with starboard), from laden to load + bordeboard]

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larboard
"left-hand side of a ship" (to a person on board and facing the bow), c.1300, ladde-borde, perhaps lit. "the loading side," if this was the side on which goods were loaded onto a ship, from laden "to load" + bord "ship's side." Altered 16c. on influence of starboard, then largely replaced by
port (1). to avoid confusion of similar-sounding words. The O.E. term was bæcboard, lit. "back board" (see starboard).
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They left the land on their larboard, and let the sheet turn toward the land.
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