noun /ˈstɑɹbɚd/
a) The right hand side of a ship, boat or aircraft when facing the front, or fore or bow. Starboard does not change based on the orientation of the person aboard the craft.
b) One of the two traditional watches aboard a ship standing a watch in two.
Ant: larboard, port

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(of a vessel, to a person looking forward),

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  • Starboard — Star board ( b[=o]rd or b[ e]rd), n. [OE. sterbord, AS. ste[ o]rbord, i.e., steer board. See {Steer}, v. t., {Board} of a vessel, and cf. {Larboard}.] (Naut.) That side of a vessel which is on the right hand of a person who stands on board facing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • starboard — In maritime law, the righthand side of a vessel when the observer faces forward. @ starboard tack Starboard tack, refers to the course of vessel when she has the wind on her starboard bow @ …   Black's law dictionary

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