Meaning of STARBOARD in English

STARBOARD

n. & v. Naut. & Aeron.

--n. the right-hand side (looking forward) of a ship, boat, or aircraft (cf. PORT(3)).

--v.tr. (also absol.) turn (the helm) to starboard.

Phrases and idioms:

starboard tack see TACK(1) 4. starboard watch see WATCH n. 3b.

Etymology: OE steorbord rudder side (see STEER, BOARD), early Teutonic ships being steered with a paddle over the right side

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.