boarding party



a group of persons who board a vessel, especially to attack, seize, or search it.

Origin of boarding party

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for boarding party

Historical Examples of boarding party

  • "Very good," replied the sub in charge of the boarding-party.

    Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S.

    Percy F. Westerman

  • Among those who formed the boarding-party was Dillon, who showed as much alacrity as any one.

    The Missing Ship

    W. H. G. Kingston

  • "That case is my personal, private property," said he, as soon as it was in the hands of the chief officer of the boarding-party.

  • As Mayrant came aboard, he was mistaken for the leader of a boarding-party, and run through the thigh with a pike.

  • The boarding-party commenced their somewhat hazardous passage from one ship to the other.