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.

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Last week, astronauts on the International Space Station performed some routine surgery on an onboard computer by replacing a power inverter. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Saga of a Stranded Space Station Supercomputer," 18 Mar. 2019 According to reports, the airline said the other engine and all other systems onboard were operating normally. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "Alaska Airlines makes emergency landing after engine put into idle mid-flight," 29 Apr. 2018 And seemingly every major PC maker jumped onboard ultra-ultrawide or ultra-big monitors, from Asus to even Lenovo. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "6 important CES 2019 reveals and trends that PC enthusiasts need to know about," 11 Jan. 2019 But even with that bias in place, a terrorist group’s chance of pulling off an attack under current security conditions has got to be pretty dispiriting for them: one in 50 for an onboard bombing attempt or one in 150 for a hijacking. John Mueller, Vox, "Airline terrorist attacks are extremely rare. It’s one reason TSA’s Quiet Skies program is a waste of money.," 4 Aug. 2018 With more and more passengers trying to bring a range of animals onboard flights, other airlines may follow Delta’s lead. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "An Emotional Support Peacock? United Airlines Won't Let It Fly," 31 Jan. 2018 Show off your Main Street Style and join in World’s Biggest Mouse party in celebration of Mickey and Minnie’s 90th anniversary through 2019 at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort and onboard Disney Cruise Line. Vogue, "Street Style on Main Street: Disneyland Paris," 14 Jan. 2019 The rest of the spec package resembles Android's late-2016 era, as well, with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard memory, and performance numbers that fall just shy of 2016's Google Pixel. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Oculus Go review: The wireless-VR future begins today for only $199," 1 May 2018 An onboard particle sensor will automatically kick this air purifier into high gear when needed. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Air Purifier for a Breath of Fresh Air," 16 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of onboard

1958, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of onboard

: carried or happening on a vehicle

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