American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Over or as if over the side of a boat or ship.
- idiom. go overboard To go to extremes, especially as a result of enthusiasm.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Over the side of a ship, usually into the water; out of or from on board a ship: as, to fall overboard.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. Over the side of a ship; hence, from on board of a ship, into the water.
- adv. to extremes
- adv. from on board a vessel into the water
“The idea that we can stabilize the housing market by tossing all these innocent victims overboard is simply insane.”
“In The Island of Dr. Moreau, which is based on a novella by H.G. Wells, Braddock (Michael York) is a decent young Englishman who has unaccountably been saved from being thrown overboard from a ship sailing in a remote area of the Pacific by the mysterious Dr. Montgomery (Nigel Davenport).”
“Libertarians ought to throw Epstein overboard — and then get started fixing the moral monstrosity that advocates like Epstein embrace.”
“In the swirling confusion, Thurlow was then knocked overboard from the wrecked launch.”
“Apprentice Bryant L. Davis, 20, of Chicago, Ill. ... declared deceased after falling overboard from the USS Kitty Hawk on Nov. 7.”
“Bolles, 43, since he fell overboard from a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) 4 a.m.,”
“When it doesn't work it's the called overboard and when it does work it's in perfect taste.”
“SYNOPSIS: SP5 Echol Coalston was lost overboard from the fantail of USNS”
“Sansone was seen to fall overboard from the outboard hatch of a 5 /38-gun mount.”
“SYNOPSIS: Seaman Apprentice (E-2) Doug Hegdahl, USN who fell overboard from the USS Canberra during ship maneuvres in the Gulf of Tonkin.”
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