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

Example Sentences

The car comes with an onboard computer.
Recent Examples on the Web The charging rate depends on three components, all of which may have different charging levels: the battery's maximum charge rate (controlled by the car's power electronics), the amount of power the onboard charger can accept, and the power level of the charging equipment. John Voelcker, Car and Driver, 30 Mar. 2023 Success would require passage through the state legislatures in both states and in Congress, requiring the Democrats who currently control broad political power at the Capitol in Salem, Oregon, to get onboard with the idea of giving up half the state to a neighbor that does not share their values. Mike Baker, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Mar. 2023 The Pixel Fold is Google’s most expensive handset to date, matching the price of Samsung’s latest Galaxy Z Fold 4 and including high-end specifications like 512 gigabytes of onboard storage. Mark Gurman, Fortune, 10 May 2023 The onboard updates were announced in May 2022, along with the news of enhanced WiFi and larger overhead bins. Staff Author, Travel + Leisure, 4 May 2023 On a brilliant Sunday morning last month, the Neil family was returning from a beach weekend in a 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 crossover, with 90 miles to go and about 60 miles worth of electrons onboard. Dan Neil, wsj.com, 4 May 2023 It’s got a spot onboard for storing accessories and other tools to help you in your woodworking. Barbara Bellesi Zito, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Apr. 2023 The trailer, upgraded from a previous Living Vehicle offering, harnesses all that energy in up to 72kWh of storage and 18kW of inverter power—depending on the model—which runs all onboard electrical equipment. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 12 Apr. 2023 Passengers can use the onboard credit toward specialty restaurants, shore excursions, spa services and more, according to the release. Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 6 Apr. 2023 See More

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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 5 Jun. 2023.

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