on·​board ˈȯn-ˈbȯrd How to pronounce onboard (audio)
: 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 The family of a 14-year-old boy who died two years ago on a flight filed a federal lawsuit against American Airlines, alleging that the flight crew wasn’t properly trained to use an onboard defibrillator. Elizabeth Campbell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 14 May 2024 Tesla’s board is practically begging shareholders to approve CEO Elon Musk’s $45 billion pay package at next month’s annual meeting, but not everyone is onboard and now the EV maker is on the defensive. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune, 30 May 2024 On the longer trips that remote trains increasingly are taking, a remote operator must be onboard, but not necessarily in the cab: The person often hangs somewhere on the side of the train. Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, New York Times, 27 May 2024 The drone is equipped with a robust onboard perception and navigation system that enables it to locate powerlines and approach them for landing. Evan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum, 17 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for onboard 

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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of onboard was in 1958

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“Onboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onboard. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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