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outboard

adjective out·board \ ˈau̇t-ˌbȯrd \
|Updated on: 11 Aug 2018

Definition of outboard

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

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First Known Use of outboard

1694

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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

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First Known Use of outboard

1837

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outboard

noun

Definition of outboard

2 : a boat with an outboard motor

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First Known Use of outboard

1935

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OUTBOARD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of outboard for English Language Learners

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


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