outboard motor

noun

Definition of outboard motor

: a small internal combustion engine with propeller integrally attached for mounting at the stern of a small boat

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First Known Use of outboard motor

1909


OUTBOARD MOTOR Defined for English Language Learners

outboard motor

noun

Definition of outboard motor for English Language Learners

  • : a small engine that is attached to the back of a small boat


OUTBOARD MOTOR Defined for Kids

outboard motor

noun out·board motor \ ˈau̇t-ˌbȯrd- \

Definition of outboard motor for Students

: a small gasoline engine with an attached propeller that can be fastened to the back end of a small boat


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