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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More: Check out the onboard footage from pilot's cockpit during Indy 500 pre-race flyover Follow IndyStar sports producer Akeem Glaspie on Twitter at @THEAkeemGlaspie. Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, "Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske to visit Donald Trump at White House today," 10 June 2019 An onboard charger also can top off multiple batteries for external electrics. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Tips for customizing your favorite outdoor gear," 5 June 2019 The Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea a month ago, killing all 189 people onboard, was unfit to fly on more than one occasion in the days leading up to its final flight, according to Indonesian safety regulators. Barbara S. Peterson, Popular Mechanics, "If the Lion Air Jet Was "Unairworthy," Then Why Was It Allowed To Fly?," 29 Nov. 2018 During the descent, InSight will send out data about each major step of its landing process using one of its less powerful onboard antennas. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Watch NASA engineers track the harrowing landing of a spacecraft on Mars today," 26 Nov. 2018 The boat's allure has been well-documented, having lured the likes of Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and more onboard. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Jackie and Aristotle Onassis's Former Yacht Is Available to Rent," 22 Mar. 2019 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

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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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