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 cars use onboard sensors to take in information about the road around them, and then upload that data to a cloud computer network owned by MobilEye. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, 23 Dec. 2021 The good news for R&F’s new container shop is that Stena Line’s onboard sales growth was even better across the Irish Sea, up 53%, due to excise duties being high in both the U.K. and Ireland. Kevin Rozario, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 Given the existing fuel infrastructure, most maritime fuel cell demonstration projects today have to store liquid hydrogen or use onboard systems that convert natural gas or other fuel to hydrogen-rich syngas. Jing Sun, The Conversation, 11 June 2021 With your AirTags up and running, an iPhone 11 or newer model uses onboard sensors and ARkit for the AirTag’s signature precision finding feature. Hunter Fenollol, Popular Mechanics, 25 Aug. 2021 That's the total value of fines the Federal Aviation Administration recently proposed against 34 passengers accused of being unruly onboard flights. Aj Willingham, CNN, 23 Aug. 2021 With the rise in airline passengers has come a rise in violence and aggression in our nation's airports and onboard flights throughout the country. Mina Kaji, ABC News, 20 July 2021 Higher-end models will offer 4K streaming, more RAM and onboard storage, home automation hubs and more sophisticated gaming. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, 15 July 2021 Clark is pacing Bertish in a motorboat for the first 10 miles of his journey to make sure Bertish’s onboard navigation and communication systems are working properly. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 June 2021

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First Known Use of onboard

1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Onboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onboard. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of onboard

: carried or happening on a vehicle


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