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, 29 May 2020 Of outboard engine repairs a hundred miles from anywhere. David James, Anchorage Daily News, 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, 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, 15 Jan. 2020 In my double-cab Tacoma TRD Offroad, the tethers were behind the outboard seatbacks. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 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, 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, 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, 7 Feb. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Along with big, rectangular LED headlights positioned decidedly outboard, and a trapezoidal lower grille, the front view recalls Land Rover, but is decidedly modern. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 3 July 2021 Along with big, rectangular LED headlights positioned decidedly outboard, and a trapezoidal lower grille, the front view recalls Land Rover, but is decidedly modern. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 3 July 2021 Along with big, rectangular LED headlights positioned decidedly outboard, and a trapezoidal lower grille, the front view recalls Land Rover, but is decidedly modern. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 3 July 2021 Along with big, rectangular LED headlights positioned decidedly outboard, and a trapezoidal lower grille, the front view recalls Land Rover, but is decidedly modern. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 3 July 2021 Along with big, rectangular LED headlights positioned decidedly outboard, and a trapezoidal lower grille, the front view recalls Land Rover, but is decidedly modern. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 3 July 2021 The pods are placed outboard instead of being buried in the wing because American designers consistently favor this safer location. Thomas E. Stimson, Popular Mechanics, 15 July 2021 Along with big, rectangular LED headlights positioned decidedly outboard, and a trapezoidal lower grille, the front view recalls Land Rover, but is decidedly modern. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 3 July 2021 Along with big, rectangular LED headlights positioned decidedly outboard, and a trapezoidal lower grille, the front view recalls Land Rover, but is decidedly modern. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 3 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun That’s tapping into global outboard engine market of $4.3 billion, forecasted to top $17 billion by 2025. Jeff Kart, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Wait fired up the outboard and pointed the bow northeast into the calm waters of Green Bay. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Dec. 2021 The views outside are expansive, and the outboard fenders make dodging shopping carts and weaving through tight trails easy. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, 26 Nov. 2021 The cost added to a fishable boat and outboard is far beyond what the weekender can afford, which totally tilts the playing field. Frank Sargeant, al, 17 Oct. 2021 For digitally connecting it to an audio system, such as for use with an outboard Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC), the MB20 has one each of coaxial and optical inputs and outputs. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 20 May 2021 The outboard air vents are now discreetly integrated into a continuous trim element, and the switchgear for the HVAC system is mounted higher and properly organized. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 16 Nov. 2021 Sonya Santavy was a freshly graduated biologist aboard the research boat as its whining outboard pushed it toward the middle of the lake that straddles the U.S. and Canadian border. Dan Egan, jsonline.com, 2 Sep. 2021 Flux’s 100-horsepower outboard weighs about 160 pounds, or less than half the weight of similar electric outboards, the CEO says. Jeff Kart, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021

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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 22 Jan. 2022.

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outboard

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of outboard

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

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