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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Aport (Naut) On or towards the port or left side; -- said of the helm.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aport Nautical, to or on the port side of a ship, as in the phrase hard aport. Hard aport! as a command, instructs 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. a-, + port,


In literature:

It was the habit of the Guard to go into action at arms aport.
"The Eagle of the Empire" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
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
Arms are presented, shouldered, ordered, right-shifted, trailed and held aport.
"The Army Mule and Other War Sketches" by Henry A. Castle
Full speed, both engines, hard aport the helm.
"An Annapolis First Classman" by Lt.Com Edward L. Beach

In news:

Los aportes de tres ejecutivos latinos para hacer del aeropuerto de Atlanta uno de los más importantes del país.
La contratación de Mike Redmond, un ex receptor de reserva cuyo aporte más conocido en las mayores se limita a las prácticas de bateo que tomó.