1

outboard

adjective out·board \ ˈau̇t-ˌbȯrd \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of outboard

1 :situated outboard
2 :having, using, or limited to the use of an outboard motor

Recent Examples of outboard from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'outboard.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of outboard

1694


2

outboard

adverb

Definition of outboard

1 :outside a ship's bulwarks :in a lateral direction from the hull
2 :in a position closer or closest to either of the wingtips of an airplane or to the sides of an automobile

First Known Use of outboard

1837


3

outboard

noun

Definition of outboard

2 :a boat with an outboard motor

Recent Examples of outboard from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'outboard.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of outboard

1935


OUTBOARD Defined for English Language Learners

outboard

adjective

Definition of outboard for English Language Learners

  • : located on or toward the outside of a vehicle (such as an airplane or ship)


Learn More about outboard


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up outboard? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to buzz or drone

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!