Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy

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Larboard

An obsolete term for the left side of a ship. Derived from the term "lay-board" which was a wooden ramp that provided access between a ship and the port. Later, since larboard was often confused with "starboard", this term was simplified to the word "port".

Added: 2014-11-01 Last modified: 2014-11-01

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