[on-bawrd, -bohrd, awn-]
- provided, occurring, etc., on a vehicle: among the ship's many onboard services.
- installed and functional within a vehicle or electronic device: onboard computers for aircraft.
- to assist and support (a new employee) in developing the skills, knowledge, attitudes, etc., needed to be successful in the job.
- to interact and exchange information with (a new customer) so as to ensure customer satisfaction, maximize company revenue, etc.: Part of onboarding new clients involves setting expectations and timelines.
Origin of onboard
First recorded in 1965–70; adj. use of adv. phrase on board
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Examples from the Web for onboard
Lots of celebrities got onboard, and the campaign raised over $100 million.Eddie Redmayne’s Time Has Come: On His Heartrending Turn as Stephen Hawking and Benedict Bromance
November 3, 2014
Lipper expects a diverse reaction, but she hopes to inspire not just women, but men as well to get onboard with gender equality.The Nigerian Women Who Fight for Democracy
October 1, 2014
We can be sure that onboard jamming has not been added to the F-35 since.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Hide From Russian Radar
April 28, 2014
“It just made me laugh so hard that I was onboard,” says Rubin, with a chuckle.Inside ‘Zombeavers’: The Gross-Out Tribeca Flick About Killer Zombie Beavers Hunting Sexy Coeds
April 24, 2014
The president should engage directly with President Vladimir Putin to get the Russians onboard.A Foreign-Policy Cheat Sheet for Obama
January 17, 2013
Word Origin and History for onboard
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