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Definition of "outboard" []

  • Nautical Situated or positioned outside the hull of a vessel. (adjective)
  • Nautical 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. (adjective)
  • An outboard motor. (noun)
  • A boat with an outboard motor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "outboard" in a sentence
  • "Motor close to the deep edge of weeds — leafy cabbage is their preferred territory — then cast or simply let your spinner and minnow out about 80 feet and troll at idle speed, about 2 mph, with your main outboard."
  • "It looked pretty dodgy - the outboard was a little worse for wear the skipper did have trouble keeping it running at low speed."
  • "I like the different advantages to using a blog as a way to communicate my thoughts as a kind of outboard brain."