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English

Etymology

From Old French à "on, in" + board (French: bord).

Pronunciation

Adverb

aboard (not comparable)

Positive
aboard

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. On board; into or within a ship or boat; hence, into or within a railway car.
    We all climbed aboard.
  2. Alongside; as, close aboard.
  3. (baseball) Successfully reached base

Preposition

aboard

  1. On board of; as, to go aboard a ship.
    We all went aboard the ship.
  2. (obsolete) Across; athwart.
    Nor iron bands aboard The Pontic Sea by their huge navy cast. - Spenser

Derived terms

Nautical:

  • To fall aboard of, to strike a ship's side; to fall foul of.
  • To haul the tacks aboard, to set the courses.
  • To keep the land aboard, to hug the shore.
  • To lay (a ship) aboard, to place one's own ship close alongside of (a ship) for fighting.

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