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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Those payments are based on which model of iPhone (and how much onboard storage) customers choose. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Is Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program Worth It?," 10 Sep. 2019 Its onboard instruments were not designed to handle the extremely low temperatures of the subsequent 14 days of total darkness. Wired, "India Is Ready to Touch Down Near the Moon’s South Pole," 5 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile, authorities opened a family assistance center where counseling was being provided to relatives of those onboard. Stefanie Dazio, The Denver Post, "25 die in California boat fire, searchers look for 9 still missing," 3 Sep. 2019 The Halcyon, like any good cruise, will offer onboard activities to keep guests entertained. Valerie Marino, Condé Nast Traveler, "What We Know About the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel at Disney World," 26 Aug. 2019 All the flotation devices were still onboard, but there weren’t any towels or extra clothing. Sara Jean Green, The Seattle Times, "2 friends still missing after empty boat found off Mercer Island with phones, IDs onboard," 7 Sep. 2019 The critics who went to Venice - where the film reportedly received an eight-minute ovation - are mostly onboard. Michael Cavna, Houston Chronicle, "'Joker' early reviews are mostly raves - does it reinvent the superhero movie?," 4 Sep. 2019 Over the next days and weeks, the spacecraft will slowly lower their altitude over the lunar surface by firing onboard thrusters. Loren Grush, The Verge, "India’s lunar mission enters the Moon’s orbit ahead of landing attempt," 20 Aug. 2019 Their vessel has an onboard sensor that measures CO2 levels in seawater, a measure of how atmospheric carbon is changing the oceans. Washington Post, "Greta Thunberg’s sailing adventure no pleasure cruise," 14 Aug. 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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