To fall aboard of
Aboard A*board", adv. [Pref. a- on, in + board.] 1. On board; into or within a ship or boat; hence, into or within a railway car. [1913 Webster]

2. Alongside; as, close aboard. [1913 Webster] (Naut.):

{To fall aboard of}, to strike a ship's side; to fall foul of.

{To haul the tacks aboard}, to set the courses.

{To keep the land aboard}, to hug the shore.

{To lay (a ship) aboard}, to place one's own ship close alongside of (a ship) for fighting. [1913 Webster]


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