Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who boards, especially.
  • noun One who pays a stipulated sum in return for regular meals or for meals and lodging.
  • noun One who goes on board a vessel as part of an assault or military action.
  • noun A person who rides a board, such as a snowboard or surfboard, as a sport.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who boards.
  • noun plural On a man-of-war, the officers and men detailed to attack an enemy by boarding. They are armed with cutlases and pistols.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who has food statedly at another's table, or meals and lodgings in his house, for pay, or compensation of any kind.
  • noun (Naut.) One who boards a ship; one selected to board an enemy's ship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A pupil who lives at school during term time.
  • noun Someone who pays for meals and lodging in a house rather than a hotel.
  • noun nautical A sailor attacking an enemy ship by boarding her, or one repelling such attempts by an enemy.
  • noun Someone who uses a snowboard

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a tenant in someone's house
  • noun a pupil who lives at school during term time
  • noun someone who forces their way aboard ship

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  • "On a man-of-war, the officers and men detailed to attack an enemy by boarding. They are armed with cutlases and pistols." --CD

    April 14, 2011