on·​board | \ˈȯn-ˈbȯrd, ˈän-\

Definition of onboard 

: carried within or occurring aboard a vehicle (such as a satellite or an automobile) an onboard computer onboard recorders

Examples of onboard in a Sentence

The car comes with an onboard computer.

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Two hours into the flight, just before midnight, United Flight 1888 was redirected to Washington-Dulles airport in Virginia as a result of an onboard medical emergency. Erin Corbett, Fortune, "Passenger Dies on Boston-Bound United Airlines Flight," 27 June 2018 Another partner, Ficosa, will supply C-V2X onboard devices to an existing Colorado transportation authority fleet of Ford utility vehicles. Mike Freeman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Qualcomm teams with Ford, Panasonic to test connected car technology in Colorado," 1 June 2018 The ultralight classification limits speed and weight but has one major advantage: no pilot's license required. The person onboard controls direction with a joystick in one hand and speed with a slider in the other. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "Larry Page's Flying Car Project Suddenly Seems Rather Real," 8 June 2018 Jay Sugarman, chairman and CEO of iStar, brought architect Anda Andrei onboard four years ago to design the buildings of Asbury Park. Wendy Goodman, The Cut, "Asbury Park’s Glam Squad," 12 July 2018 Of that total, $17.1 million was paid to the campaigns of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Ben Carson as reimbursements for seats occupied by Secret Service agents onboard campaign charter flights. Rene Marsh, CNN, "First on CNN: US Secret Service overpaid presidential campaigns $4 million for plane travel," 31 May 2018 The tablet, which will begin shipping on July 11, has a 10.1-inch screen and 32GB of onboard storage. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Amazon Is Converting Your Fire HD Tablet Into an Echo Show—for Free," 28 June 2018 Instead of paperwork completed after a trip, American Airlines ’ third-generation handhelds can submit all kinds of reports, from catering goofs to onboard incidents, says Jill Surdek, vice president for flight service. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "What the Airline Knows About the Guy in Seat 14C," 20 June 2018 Music storage is a more recent update, as the recently released Forerunner 645 Music was the first Garmin device to have onboard music storage. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Garmin brings music, NFC payments, onboard mapping to Fenix 5 Plus watches," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of onboard

1958, in the meaning defined above

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: carried or happening on a vehicle

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