on·​board | \ ˈȯn-ˈbȯrd How to pronounce onboard (audio) , 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.
Recent Examples on the Web Those are speeds rivaling many devices’ onboard drives. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "The best tech products we tested in 2020," 31 Dec. 2020 That’s because most onboard heating systems use propane, which JP Smith, full-time RV traveler and founder of the Ultimate RV Checklist app, warns will last only a couple of days. Nerd Wallet, cleveland, "10 tips for winter RV road trips," 20 Dec. 2020 The vast majority of the states are onboard with the complaint, but two FTC commissioners voted against it. Popular Science, "State and federal officials want to break up Facebook. What does that mean for you?," 11 Dec. 2020 The big red machine is equipped with onboard storage for its scrench (screwdriver-wrench). Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Battery-Powered Chainsaws," 9 Dec. 2020 The deal touts up to $600 off the best cruise fares, up to $200 in onboard credit and $600 in savings with a Kids Sail Free offer on March-November 2021 cruises. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, "Cruise lines offer up Black Friday, Cyber Monday deals," 25 Nov. 2020 Four astronauts are onboard, with an arrival time of 11pm ET today. David Meyer, Fortune, "Nobody really knows which coronavirus strategy is the right one," 16 Nov. 2020 Vásquez-Lavado and Lara Love Hardin of Idea Architects are onboard to executive produce. Tatiana Siegel, Billboard, "Selena Gomez to Play Trailblazing Gay Mountaineer Silvia Vasquez-Lavado in New Movie," 11 Nov. 2020 By a three-to-one margin, Massachusetts voters declared that car owners should have broad access to the data generated by their machines’ onboard computers. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, "Americans are a step closer to enshrining the right to repair their own gadgets," 4 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of onboard

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of onboard was in 1958

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6 Jan 2021

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“Onboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onboard. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of onboard

: carried or happening on a vehicle

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