Hard aport!

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Hard aport! a command instructing the helmsman to turn the tiller to the left or port side of the ship, thus causing the ship to swerve to the right or starboard
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. heard; Dut. hard, Ger. hart, Goth. hardus; allied to Gr. kratys, strong.

Usage

In literature:

He bore hard aport and beat out to sea again.
"The Bondman" by Hall Caine
I threw the wheel hard aport in a last hope of dodging, and the launch listed badly as it swung round.
"Rosalind at Red Gate" by Meredith Nicholson
Full speed, both engines, hard aport the helm.
"An Annapolis First Classman" by Lt.Com Edward L. Beach
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