port side

port side

port side
The left side of an aircraft, in this context, when viewed from above, as in the illustration.
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So, when they reached the bow of the Lancashire Queen, nothing remained but to pass around and row down her port side toward the stern, which meant rowing to leeward and giving us the advantage.
Then Charley put up the tiller and headed down the port side of the ship, the Greek letting out the sheet and grinning with delight.
Then they darted around her bow and began the row down her port side, and we tacked about, crossed her bow, and went plunging down the wind hot after them.
The gang-plank being on the port side, Dag Daughtry paddled around to the starboard and brought the canoe to a stop under a certain open port.
Well," he said, "you had better get down on the lower deck, port side.
The other sailor had already seated himself on the port side and was ready to row.
So I cut down some trees and rigged a spar on the starboard and another on the port side, and fooled away upward of three hours trying to spar her off.
The whole schooner had been overhauled; six berths had been made astern out of what had been the after-part of the main hold; and this set of cabins was only joined to the galley and forecastle by a sparred passage on the port side.
The Nautilus just touched a rock, and stayed immovable, laying lightly to port side.
Did I tell you that if you want the captain for anything you must stamp on the port side of the deck?
In the meantime Jerry continued to run, up port side and down starboard side, from stern to bow and back again, wagging his stump tail and laughing friendliness to the many two-legged gods he encountered.
I turned and saw him standing just beneath the break of the poop on the port side of the galley.