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 for Larboard
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Larboard \Lar"board`\, n. [Lar- is of uncertain origin, possibly
     the same as lower, i. e., humbler in rank, because the
     starboard side is considered by mariners as higher in rank;
     cf. D. laag low, akin to E. low. See Board, n., 8.] (Naut.)
     The left-hand side of a ship to one on board facing toward
     the bow; port; -- opposed to starboard.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Larboard is a nearly obsolete term, having been
           superseded by port to avoid liability of confusion
           with starboard, owing to similarity of sound.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Larboard \Lar"board`\, a.
     On or pertaining to the left-hand side of a vessel; port; as,
     the larboard quarter.
     [1913 Webster] Larcener

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  larboard
      adj 1: located on the left side of a ship or aircraft [syn:
             port, larboard]
      n 1: the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is
           aboard and facing the bow or nose [syn: larboard, port]
           [ant: starboard]

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