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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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  • Alvin is equipped with three thick portholes strategically placed for portside, starboard and forward observation.
  • Immediately, the vessel developed a severe tilt to its portside, and sank within ten minutes.
  • Looking aft while retrieving longline on portside with captured marlin.
  • The controls for the drum and level line are mounted on the portside of the drum to allow operator a good view of the net.

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