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[pawrt-sahyd, pohrt-] /ˈpɔrtˌsaɪd, ˈpoʊrt-/
adjective, adverb
on a waterfront or near a port.
Nautical. on the port side of a vessel. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Suddenly the floe on the port side cracked and huge pieces of ice shot up from under the port bilge.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • Did I tell you that if you want the captain for anything you must stamp on the port side of the deck?

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • The first and most pressing work which we had to take in hand was to remove part of the high-pressure ridge on the port side.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • Jimmie Thomas came aft and stood by the wheel on the port side.

    The Harbor of Doubt Frank Williams
  • Wondering where the cry came from, the old native, before he could be stayed, ran to the port side and looked over.

  • As we came nearer to her, I had our fenders hung over the port side.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • In order to examine the port side of the wreck he returned towards the stern and signalled for more air.

    Under the Waves R M Ballantyne
  • He always sits at the after corner of the table, on the port side.

    Man Overboard! F(rancis) Marion Crawford

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