Definitions

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

  • adjective Situated or positioned outside the hull of a vessel.
  • adjective Being in a position that is away from the center line of the hull of a ship.
  • adjective Situated or positioned toward or nearer the end of a wing of an aircraft.
  • noun An outboard motor.
  • noun A boat with an outboard motor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Nautical, in a direction laterally away from the center of a ship: the opposite of inboard: as, to move an object outboard.
  • In mech., situated on the outer side or the side farther from the main center. Thus, the outboard bearing of a flywheel on an engine is the bearing which is farther from the crank than the fly-wheel itself, the inboard bearing being between the fly-wheel and the crank.
  • Nautical, outward: noting anything that is without or on or toward the outside of a ship: as, the outboard works; the outboard end of a propeller-shaft. See inboard.

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

  • (Naut.) Beyond or outside of the lines of a vessel's bulwarks or hull; in a direction from the hull or from the keel; -- opposed to inboard

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

  • adjective Situated outside the hull of a vessel.
  • adjective Positioned away from the centre line of a ship or aircraft.
  • noun An outboard motor.
  • noun A vessel fitted with an outboard motor.
  • noun A studio having outboard gear (compressor, equalizer, etc.).

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

  • adjective located away from the midline of a vessel or aircraft
  • noun internal-combustion engine that mounts at stern of small boat
  • noun a motorboat with an outboard motor

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Examples

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  • If you looked at the sequence of events, you would see that our first indication was left inboard out, left outboard which is the trailing edge of the wing.

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