- located nearer the longitudinal axis or center, as of an airplane: the inboard section of a wing.
- located inside a hull or aircraft: a motorboat with an inboard engine.
- (of a motorboat) having the motor inboard.
- inside or toward the longitudinal axis or center of a hull, aircraft, machine, etc.Compare outboard(def 4).
- an inboard motor.
- a boat equipped with an inboard motor.
Origin of inboard
First recorded in 1840–50; orig. phrase in board
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Examples from the Web for inboard
With great exertions, however, the spars and sails were saved, and got inboard.Sunshine Bill
W H G Kingston
Around and around they flew, all inboard guns trained on the enemy.On the Trail of the Space Pirates
At last Lambert got his friend on the edge, and tumbled him inboard.The Red Man's Revenge
If you only get the right sort, it is good for everything, inboard and outboard.Skipper Worse
Alexander Lange Kielland
It was a lot worse when the boys reached me in the boat an hauled me inboard.Carolyn of the Corners
Ruth Belmore Endicott
- (esp of a boat's motor or engine) situated within the hullCompare outboard (def. 1)
- situated between the wing tip of an aircraft and its fuselagean inboard engine
- towards the centre line of or within a vessel, aircraft, etc
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