outboard

[ out-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈaʊtˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /

adjective

located on the exterior of a hull or aircraft.
located farther from the center, as of an aircraft: the outboard end of a wing.
(of a motorboat) having an outboard motor.

adverb

outside or away from the center of a hull, aircraft, machine, etc.: The sail swung outboard.Compare inboard.

noun

a boat equipped with an outboard motor.

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Origin of outboard

First recorded in 1815–25; out- + board
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British Dictionary definitions for outboard

outboard
/ (ˈaʊtˌbɔːd) /

adjective

(of a boat's engine) portable, with its own propeller, and designed to be attached externally to the sternCompare inboard (def. 1)
in a position away from, or further away from, the centre line of a vessel or aircraft, esp outside the hull or fuselage

adverb

away from the centre line of a vessel or aircraft, esp outside the hull or fuselage

noun

an outboard motor
a boat fitted with an outboard motor
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