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Thread #59418 Message #3871871
Posted By: Amos
15-Aug-17 - 11:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
It was just a case of supplanted terminology. It happens all the time. But no reason to confuse them.
Larboard was the "load side"--typically the side of a ship used for loading cargo in earlier times.
The term--the opposite of starboard--was gradually replaced with "port" to designate the left side of a vessel as seen facing for'ard.