outboard
I. adjective Date: circa 1823 1. situated outboard 2. having, using, or limited to the use of an outboard motor II. adverb Date: circa 1848 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 III. noun Date: 1935 1. outboard motor 2. a boat with an outboard motor

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  • Outboard — Out board , a. & adv. (Naut.) Beyond or outside of the lines of a vessel s bulwarks or hull; in a direction from the hull or from the keel; opposed to {inboard}; as, outboard rigging; swing the davits outboard. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outboard — [out′bôrd΄] adj., adv. 1. outside the hull or bulwarks of, or toward the side of, a ship or boat ☆ 2. away from or farther from the hull or fuselage of an aircraft ☆ 3. outside the main body of a spacecraft n. ☆ 1. OUTBOARD MOTOR 2. a boat with… …   English World dictionary

  • outboard — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB 1) on, towards, or near the outside of a ship or aircraft. 2) (of a motor) portable and attachable to the outside of the stern of a boat. ► NOUN 1) an outboard motor. 2) a boat with such a motor …   English terms dictionary

  • outboard — (adj.) 1823, situated on the outside of a ship, from OUT (Cf. out) + BOARD (Cf. board) (n.2). In reference to motors, from 1909 …   Etymology dictionary

  • outboard — /owt bawrd , bohrd /, adj. 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. adv. 4. outside or away from the center… …   Universalium

  • outboard — out•board [[t]ˈaʊtˌbɔrd, ˌboʊrd[/t]] adj. 1) aer. naut. navig. located on the exterior of a hull or aircraft 2) aer. naut. located farther from the center, as of an aircraft: the outboard engine[/ex] 3) naut. navig. (of a motorboat) having an… …   From formal English to slang

  • outboard — adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 (of a motor) portable and attachable to the outside of the stern of a boat. 2 (of a boat) having an outboard motor. adj. & adv. on, towards, or near the outside of esp. a ship, an aircraft, etc. n. 1 an outboard engine. 2… …   Useful english dictionary

  • outboard — 1. adjective a) situated outside the hull of a vessel b) positioned away from the centre line of a ship or aircraft 2 …   Wiktionary

  • Outboard — Out|board [ aʊtbɔ:d], der; [s], s [engl. outboard, aus: out = draußen u. board = Bord]: Außenbordmotor …   Universal-Lexikon

  • outboard — adj. Outboard is used with these nouns: ↑engine, ↑motor …   Collocations dictionary

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