outboard

adjective
out·​board | \ ˈau̇t-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce outboard (audio) \

Definition of outboard

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

outboard

adverb

Definition of outboard (Entry 2 of 3)

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

outboard

noun

Definition of outboard (Entry 3 of 3)

2 : a boat with an outboard motor

Examples of outboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Our outboard engines business has been greatly impacted by Covid-19, obliging us to discontinue production of our outboard motors immediately. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Evinrude engine maker BRP eliminating 387 jobs in Sturtevant," 29 May 2020 Of outboard engine repairs a hundred miles from anywhere. David James, Anchorage Daily News, "In the memoir ‘Cabin,’ a clear-eyed look at the Alaska wilderness dream," 23 May 2020 Front side thorax air bags and side-curtain air bags with rollover sensors help cocoon outboard passengers. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Subaru’s redesigned 2018 Crosstrek compact SUV adds space, technology | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 24 Feb. 2018 Koch and astronaut Drew Morgan installed three of the left outboard array's six lithium-ion batteries and adapter plates last October 6 and 11. William Harwood, CBS News, "Watch live: Second all-female spacewalk devoted to space station battery replacements," 15 Jan. 2020 In my double-cab Tacoma TRD Offroad, the tethers were behind the outboard seatbacks. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Key upgrades for 2020 help to keep Toyota Tacoma in front of the pack (review)," 11 Apr. 2020 Koch and Meir were assigned to complete the left-side outboard battery replacements during another two spacewalks, the first Wednesday and the second next Monday. William Harwood, CBS News, "Watch live: Second all-female spacewalk devoted to space station battery replacements," 15 Jan. 2020 Wash off the boat with a product such as Star Brite Hull Wash as well as the trailer, outboard engine, and trolling motor before heading down the road. Colin Moore, Outdoor Life, "These 8 Aquatic Invasive Species are Threatening Fisheries Across the U.S.," 7 Feb. 2020 Creature comforts like heated steering wheel and heated and ventilated front seats and heated second-row outboard seats are also included. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "All-new 2021 SUV launches this summer; GMC adds adventure-ready AT4 version," 7 Feb. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb This year's prize boat is a ProCat 200 with Marine Master Trailer, and a Suzuki DF200ATX outboard, valued at $46,000. Frank Sargeant, AL.com, "Alabama Outdoors News and Notes," 20 Feb. 2018 This year's prize boat is a ProCat 200 with Marine Master Trailer, and a Suzuki DF200ATX outboard, valued at $46,000. Frank Sargeant, AL.com, "Alabama Outdoors News and Notes," 20 Feb. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun There was almost certainly going to be bear activity, but the tension of not knowing hung in the air like the smoke from a rich-running two-stroke outboard. Tyler Freel, Outdoor Life, "Hunting Giant Alaska Black Bears with Old-School Recurve Bows and Flintlocks," 22 Dec. 2020 In its outboard life, the engine's crank is perpendicular to the water and directly turns the prop shaft. David Beard, Car and Driver, "The Engine You're Driving Might Live a Cooler Life on the Water," 15 Aug. 2020 The Acura RDX PMC edition will also have a 10.5-inch head-up display, 16-way power-adjustable front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated front and rear outboard seats. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, "2021 Acura RDX Getting Limited, Hand-Assembled PMC Edition," 22 Sep. 2020 The flexible steel cable that connects the seat belt to the front outboard seating positions may fatigue over time, causing the seat belt to not secure the occupant in the event of a crash. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for July 2-9," 10 July 2020 The flexible steel cable that connects the seat belt to the front outboard seating positions may fatigue over time, causing the seat belt to not secure the occupant in the event of a crash. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for July 2-9," 10 July 2020 The flexible steel cable that connects the seat belt to the front outboard seating positions may fatigue over time, causing the seat belt to not secure the occupant in the event of a crash. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for July 2-9," 10 July 2020 Honda's the big one, offering more than 20 flavors of outboard engines. David Beard, Car and Driver, "The Engine You're Driving Might Live a Cooler Life on the Water," 15 Aug. 2020 The flexible steel cable that connects the seat belt to the front outboard seating positions may fatigue over time, causing the seat belt to not secure the occupant in the event of a crash. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for July 2-9," 10 July 2020

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First Known Use of outboard

Adjective

1694, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1935, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Outboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outboard. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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outboard

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English Language Learners Definition of outboard

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

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