on·board | \ ˈȯn-ˈbȯrd , 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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The tablet, which will begin shipping on July 11, has a 10.1-inch screen and 32GB of onboard storage. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Amazon Is Converting Your Fire HD Tablet Into an Echo Show—for Free," 28 June 2018 Instead of paperwork completed after a trip, American Airlines ’ third-generation handhelds can submit all kinds of reports, from catering goofs to onboard incidents, says Jill Surdek, vice president for flight service. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "What the Airline Knows About the Guy in Seat 14C," 20 June 2018 Music storage is a more recent update, as the recently released Forerunner 645 Music was the first Garmin device to have onboard music storage. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Garmin brings music, NFC payments, onboard mapping to Fenix 5 Plus watches," 18 June 2018 Like other carriers, JetBlue attributed the need for tighter rules to an increase in the number of onboard incidents involving untrained emotional support animals. Hugo Martin, latimes.com, "JetBlue tightens rules for emotional support animals," 7 June 2018 United Airlines knows better than most other carriers about the severe backlash from consumers when onboard incidents go viral after the dragging incident in 2017 of Doctor David Dao. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "United Airlines is requiring employees to attend compassion training," 7 Mar. 2018 FlixBus made bus travel hip in Berlin, Paris and London with comfortable buses that have free Wi-Fi, power outlets and onboard entertainment. Terry Gardner, latimes.com, "FlixBus launches L.A. service to Las Vegas, San Diego, Phoenix and more," 18 May 2018 The TriMet Lift vehicle, a service which transports people with disabilities or a disabling health condition, had two passengers onboard and the driver. Andrew Theen, OregonLive.com, "2 injured after TriMet paratransit vehicle crashes in SE Portland," 10 Apr. 2018 Preliminary information from the train's onboard recorder indicates that the train was traveling about 61 mph (98 kph) when the engineer applied emergency braking. CBS News, "Report shows truck hit by GOP train was on the tracks after warning," 21 Feb. 2018

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1958, in the meaning defined above

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: carried or happening on a vehicle

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