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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.
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   Note: Larboard is a nearly obsolete term, having been
         superseded by port to avoid liability of confusion
         with starboard, owing to similarity of sound.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Port \Port\, n. [F. porte, L. porta, akin to portus; cf. AS.
   porte, fr. L. porta. See Port a harbor, and cf. Porte.]
   1. A passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place;
      a gate; a door; a portal. [Archaic]
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            Him I accuse
            The city ports by this hath entered.  --Shak.
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            Form their ivory port the cherubim
            Forth issuing.                        --Milton.
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   2. (Naut.) An opening in the side of a vessel; an embrasure
      through which cannon may be discharged; a porthole; also,
      the shutters which close such an opening.
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            Her ports being within sixteen inches of the water.
                                                  --Sir W.
                                                  Raleigh.
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   3. (Mach.) A passageway in a machine, through which a fluid,
      as steam, water, etc., may pass, as from a valve to the
      interior of the cylinder of a steam engine; an opening in
      a valve seat, or valve face.
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   Air port, Bridle port, etc. See under Air, Bridle,
      etc.

   Port bar (Naut.), a bar to secure the ports of a ship in a
      gale.

   Port lid (Naut.), a lid or hanging for closing the
      portholes of a vessel.

   Steam port, & Exhaust port (Steam Engine), the ports of
      the cylinder communicating with the valve or valves, for
      the entrance or exit of the steam, respectively.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Port \Port\, n. [From Oporto, in Portugal, i. e., ? porto the
   port, L. portus. See Port harbor.]
   A dark red or purple astringent wine made in Portugal. It
   contains a large percentage of alcohol.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Port \Port\, n. [AS. port, L. portus: cf. F. port. See Farm,
   v., Ford, and 1st, 3d, & 4h Port.]
   1. A place where ships may ride secure from storms; a
      sheltered inlet, bay, or cove; a harbor; a haven. Used
      also figuratively.
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            Peering in maps for ports and piers and roads.
                                                  --Shak.
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            We are in port if we have Thee.       --Keble.
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   2. In law and commercial usage, a harbor where vessels are
      admitted to discharge and receive cargoes, from whence
      they depart and where they finish their voyages.
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   Free port. See under Free.

   Port bar. (Naut,)
      (a) A boom. See Boom, 4, also Bar, 3.
      (b) A bar, as of sand, at the mouth of, or in, a port.

   Port charges (Com.), charges, as wharfage, etc., to which a
      ship or its cargo is subjected in a harbor.

   Port of entry, a harbor where a customhouse is established
      for the legal entry of merchandise.

   Port toll (Law), a payment made for the privilege of
      bringing goods into port.

   Port warden, the officer in charge of a port; a harbor
      master.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Port \Port\, n. [F. port, fr. porter to carry, L. portare, prob.
   akin to E. fare, v. See Port harbor, and cf. Comport,
   Export, Sport.]
   The manner in which a person bears himself; deportment;
   carriage; bearing; demeanor; hence, manner or style of
   living; as, a proud port. [archaic] --Spenser.
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         And of his port as meek as is a maid.    --Chaucer.
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         The necessities of pomp, grandeur, and a suitable port
         in the world.                            --South.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Port \Port\, n. [Etymology uncertain.] (Naut.)
   The larboard or left side of a ship (looking from the stern
   toward the bow); as, a vessel heels to port. See Note under
   Larboard. Also used adjectively.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Port \Port\, v. t. (Naut.)
   To turn or put to the left or larboard side of a ship; --
   said of the helm, and used chiefly in the imperative, as a
   command; as, port your helm.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Port \Port\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ported; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Porting.] [F. porter, L. portare to carry. See Port
   demeanor.]
   1. To carry; to bear; to transport. [Obs.]
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            They are easily ported by boat into other shires.
                                                  --Fuller.
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   2. (Mil.) To throw, as a musket, diagonally across the body,
      with the lock in front, the right hand grasping the small
      of the stock, and the barrel sloping upward and crossing
      the point of the left shoulder; as, to port arms.
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            Began to hem him round with ported spears. --Milton.
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   Port arms, a position in the manual of arms, executed as
      above.
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