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inboard

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adverb in·board \ˈin-ˌbȯrd\

Definition of inboard

  1. 1 :  inside the line of a ship's bulwarks or hull

  2. 2 :  toward the center line of a vehicle or craft (such as a ship or aircraft)

First Known Use of inboard

1830


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inboard

adjective in·board

Definition of inboard

  1. 1 :  located inboard an inboard engine an inboard spoiler

  2. 2 of a boat :  having an inboard engine

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First Known Use of inboard

1847


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inboard

noun in·board

Definition of inboard

  1. :  a boat with an inboard motor

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First Known Use of inboard

1939


INBOARD Defined for English Language Learners

inboard

adjective

Definition of inboard for English Language Learners

  • : located inside and towards the center of a boat, car, or airplane



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