# When and how did the left and right sides of a ship come to be called port and starboard?

The old Viking longboats were steered with a board (oar) that was mounted on the right side of the ship and 'steering board side' evolved into 'Starboard'. When approaching port, the steering board had to be on the side away from the landing, so it was approached on the left or "Port" side

The port side was often called 'larboard side' which evolved from loading board.

**Starboard is the right hand side when stood aft and looking
forward**

**Port is the left hand side when stood aft and looking
forward**

### What does 'hard to starboard' mean?

Hard to starboard means that the ship's rudder is turned hard to the right moving ship to the right. Leaving it hard to starboard will results in the ship going in circles. Typically the order is followed by a course to steady on. "Helmsman, rudder hard to starboard, come to course 320!" "Rudder hard to starboard, coming to course 320, aye, sir!" "Quartermaster, aye, sir!" "Sir, steady on course 320, checking course 324, sir!" "Very…

### Why posh is called port out starboard home?

The term posh derives from the time when passengers on liners would have cabins on the port side of a shim on the way out to India,this being the cooler side of the ship and the starboard side on the way back home which was then the cooler side....thus Port out...starboard home..as only first class passengers could afford this luxury it coined the term Posh. It has since come to mean anyone with money.

### What does boat port mean?

Port and starboard are nautical terms for left and right, respectively. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It may also be a place where boats/ships can come in to load and unload cargo/passengers, the equivalent of an airport (for planes). eg The Port of London.

### What shape is quadrillateral?

A quadrilateral is a four-sided polygon (closed shape made with line segments). Quadrilaterals have four angles (vertices) and come in many different shapes, depending on the length of their sides and the kinds of angles they have. The five most common quadrilaterals are the rectangle, square, parallelogram, rhombus, and trapezoid. A rectangle is a quadrilateral with opposite sides congruent (same length) and parallel. It has four right (90Âº) angles. A square has ALL four sides…

### Is there any such thing as an obtuse right triangle?

No. A obtuse angle cannot be a right triangle- it is so wrong that it can't even be a left angle (While true, this part is of course, a joke...). There are two ways we name our triangles: using angles and how long the angles' sides are. The angles: there are three. The measurements: there are also three. The measurement triangles (aka. how long the angles and sides are) come in three types: the equilateral…

### What shape has three right angles?

I will rephrase your question as "What shape has only three right angles?" A shape is a 2D drawing that encloses some space. The sum of the angles must exceed 270 degrees. A rectangle is out of the question as it has four right angles. But a 5 sided shape with unequal sides (irregular pentagon) or higher number of sides is fine. I wish Wikipedia would let draw on these answers, because I could draw…

### How come a square could never be a trapezoid?

http://www.algebra.com/algebra/homework/Rectangles/Different-between-parallelogram-rectangle-square-rhombus-and-trapezoid.lesson That site says, "A quadrangle which has only one of the two opposite sides as parallel is called a Trapezoid. The other opposite sides need not be parallel. If both pair of opposite sides of a trapezoid are parallel then it becomes a parallelogram. The trapezoid does not follow the basic properties of a parallelogram."

### What is a crater and a vent?

a crater is the opening at the top of a volcano. Vents are the openings that sometimes come at the sides of the volcano because there may be alot of magma in the volcano and it needs to come out somehow. so it sort of pressurizes the side of the volcano until it breaks through to make an opening. the opening is called a vent.