Definition for STAR-BOARD

STAR-BOARD, n. [Sax. steor-board; G. steuerbort, as if from steuer, the rudder or helm; D. stuur-bord, as if from stuur, helm; Sw. and Dan. styr-bord. But in Fr. stribord, Sp. estribor, Arm. strybourz or stribourh, are said to be contracted from dexter-bord, right-side. Star-bord is from steer-bord, the tiller being on the right hand of the steersman.]

The right hand side of a ship or boat, when a spectator stands with his face toward the head, stem or prow.

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