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outboard

[out-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈaʊtˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
adjective
1.
located on the exterior of a hull or aircraft.
2.
located farther from the center, as of an aircraft:
the outboard end of a wing.
3.
(of a motorboat) having an outboard motor.
adverb
4.
outside or away from the center of a hull, aircraft, machine, etc.:
The sail swung outboard.
Compare inboard.
noun
6.
a boat equipped with an outboard motor.
Origin of outboard
1815-1825
1815-25; out- + board
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  • He could use the two fish spears that were standard equipment for the outboard.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • Men began to cut the covers off the boats, and to swing some of them outboard.

    Benita, An African Romance H. Rider Haggard
  • Right view, the outboard doors, which must first be opened before the torpedo is expelled from the tube by compressed air.

  • Doug inspected the catch as the outboard went back to the yacht.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • Standing on the end of the spar, he was outboard; the frothing sea was under him.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • Terry went with him to get the outboard motorboat he and Deirdre had used before.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • I glimpsed the bulk of an outboard atomic rigging behind him, strapped to the back of the wheelchair.

    The Hunted Heroes Robert Silverberg
  • Terry had the outboard in the water by the time Davis arrived.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • But even with an outboard, they probably wouldn't have come this far.

  • The outboard stayed where it was, and swells tossed it haphazardly.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for outboard

outboard

/ˈaʊtˌbɔːd/
adjective
1.
(of a boat's engine) portable, with its own propeller, and designed to be attached externally to the stern Compare inboard (sense 1)
2.
in a position away from, or further away from, the centre line of a vessel or aircraft, esp outside the hull or fuselage
adverb
3.
away from the centre line of a vessel or aircraft, esp outside the hull or fuselage
noun
4.
an outboard motor
5.
a boat fitted with an outboard motor
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Word Origin and History for outboard
adj.

"situated on the outside of a ship," 1823, from out + board (n.2). In reference to motors, from 1909.

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