or off-board

[ awf-bawrd, ‐bohrd, of‐ ]
/ ˈɔfˈbɔrd, ‐ˈboʊrd, ˈɒf‐ /


not carried, installed, etc., within a vehicle or electronic device: offboard software to track and control the robot's movement.

verb (used with object) Business.

to interact and exchange information with (a departing employee) so as to ensure a smooth transition, protect company assets, etc.
to manage the end of a business relationship with (a customer) so as to maintain goodwill, protect confidential data, etc.

Nearby words

  1. off.,
  2. offa,
  3. offal,
  4. offaly,
  5. offbeat,
  6. offcast,
  7. offcut,
  8. offenbach,
  9. offence,
  10. offend

Origin of offboard

First recorded in 1945–50; off + board


[ awf-bawrd, -bohrd, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˈbɔrd, -ˈboʊrd, ˈɒf- /

adjective, adverb Stock Exchange.

outside of a major exchange, as over the counter or between private parties: an off-board transaction.

Origin of off-board

First recorded in 1945–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019