starboard

The starboard is the right side of a boat or plane. You can also say that anything on the right side of a ship is starboard.

This word has to do with direction, specifically direction on a ship. The word originated with sea vessels whose right side was used for steering. Since the stars helped sailors determine direction, this part of the ship became known as the starboard. You can also use starboard as an adjective for anything on the right side of a ship. If you ever ride on a boat, you could probably impress the captain by talking about equipment on the starboard side.

Definitions of starboard
  1. noun
    the right side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose
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    Antonyms:
    larboard, port
    the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose
    type of:
    side
    an extended outer surface of an object
  2. adjective
    located on the right side of a ship or aircraft
    Synonyms:
    right
    being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north
  3. verb
    turn to the right, of helms or rudders
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    type of:
    channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer
    direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
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