in·​board | \ ˈin-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce inboard (audio) \

Definition of inboard

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : inside the line of a ship's bulwarks or hull
2 : toward the center line of a vehicle or craft (such as a ship or aircraft)



Definition of inboard (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : located inboard an inboard engine an inboard spoiler
2 of a boat : having an inboard engine



Definition of inboard (Entry 3 of 3)

: a boat with an inboard motor

Examples of inboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb The stock Toyota wheels are +56, which means the tires sit 2.2 inches farther inboard than most aftermarket wheels. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 15 Oct. 2020 The boat is a 27-foot offshore style sport boat, inboard/outboard with loud exhaust. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, 28 May 2018 The crafts are classified as either outboard or inboard, depending on whether the engine is set. Hasan Dudar, Detroit Free Press, 15 July 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Some, such as the the low profile boat with inboard motor, take a slow and stealthy approach. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 14 Apr. 2020 The failure is troubling because an identical charger failed last March after a new battery was installed for the left inboard array. William Harwood, CBS News, 17 Oct. 2019 The south inboard runway, which is primarily used for arrivals, is closed through May 11 for reconstruction. Carlos Lozano,, 4 Feb. 2018 Additionally there are Kruger flaps on the inboard section of the leading edge. John Cox, USA TODAY, 29 Oct. 2017 Up to 14 advanced safety features are now available, including an industry-first front center side-impact air bag, which deploys on the inboard side of the driver’s seat, adding a layer of protection between driver and front passenger. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, 30 Sep. 2017 Another robot — this one supplied by Spanish engineering firm MTorres — will drill and fasten the rib posts and stiffeners to the spars — each of them 105 feet long, 6 feet wide at the inboard end and a foot wide at the outboard end. The Seattle Times,, 9 June 2017 Another Electroimpact robot will drill and fasten the rib posts and stiffeners to the spars — each of them 105 feet long, 6 feet wide at the inboard end and a foot wide at the outboard end. Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times, 7 June 2017 The four cars are missing inboard attachments and may not restrain an occupant in case of a crash. Lisa Marie Segarra, Fortune, 30 June 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun That suspension facilitates 13 inches of wheel travel for all four wheels, using control arms bolted much further inboard than is possible with ICE power trains. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 12 Apr. 2022 Tuesday's spacewalk was devoted to installing support brackets on the right-side inboard solar wing at the base of the power channel 3A wing. William Harwood, CBS News, 15 Mar. 2022 Last month a crew from Dal-Tech Boat Works in Oak Creek rescued a 21-foot inboard boat that was stuck on a sandbar at Bender. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Dec. 2021 As Flying Tiger 923 sliced through the dark sky over the Atlantic, a thousand miles from land on the way to Frankfurt from Newfoundland, a red flash on the instrument panel caught Captain John Murray’s eye: Fire in engine no. 3; inboard, right side. Eric Lindner, Popular Mechanics, 22 July 2021 During Sunday's spacewalk, Hoshide and Pesquet assembled the support bracket for a left-side inboard iROSA array, which will be installed next year or in 2023. William Harwood, CBS News, 12 Sep. 2021 Other technical features include front and rear double-wishbone suspension, an inboard torsion bar and a McLaren and Penske-manufactured damper system. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 9 Sep. 2021 Aprilia has also taken a few lessons from its MotoGP program and fitted the same inboard winglets to the side bodywork, which serve more to direct engine heat away from the rider than increase downforce. Peter Jackson, Robb Report, 20 Aug. 2021 As with the inboard model, the 43wallytender X offers a modular aft deck finished in luxe teak, which can be custom configured. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 25 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of inboard


1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Inboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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