Meaning of 舷

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Pinyin: xián
English Definition: side of a ship or an aircraft
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (ship) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
舷梯 xián gangway; ramp (to board a ship or plane)
船舷 chuán xián sides of a ship; ship's railing; fig. the dividing line between shipboard expenses and onshore freight charges
左舷 zuǒ xián port (side of a ship)
右舷 yòu xián starboard (of a ship)
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Example Sentences
What is your freeboard?
Untie the handrail rope. Get ready the fenders.
We just lost tire pressure on the left outboard and left inboard, both tires.
In this case the outboard functions like an inboard with many of the advantages of both.
The missiles are located along the ship broadsides, look very impressive and make it easy to differentiate between Varyag and other ships.