Definition of babord in English:

babord

noun

Scottish
Nautical
  • The port side of a ship.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in Gavin Douglas (c1476–1522), poet and bishop of Dunkeld. Originally from Middle French babord, (rare) babort from Middle Dutch bakboord. In later use perhaps reborrowed from French bâbord.

Pronunciation

babord

/ˈbabɔːd//ˈbabɔː//ˈbabəd/