Inboard vs. Onboard

Inboard vs. Onboard — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Inboard and Onboard

Inboardadjective

(Nautical) Within the hull or toward the center of a vessel.

Onboardadjective

Carried or used aboard a vehicle or vessel

onboard radar systems.

Inboardadjective

Relatively close to the fuselage of an aircraft

the inboard engines.

Onboardadjective

Participating in or supporting an effort

I contacted my sisters to make sure they were onboard before I booked the beach house for our vacation.

Inboardnoun

A motor mounted inside the hull of a boat.

Onboardadverb

Onto a vehicle or vessel

"His 'semi-fiancée' came onboard at Cape Town" (Dale Peterson).
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Inboardadjective

(nautical) within a ship

Onboardadverb

Into a state of participation of support for an effort

"If you were running one of the organization's programs or schools, you did everything you could to get the parents onboard" (Paul Tough).

Inboardadjective

nearer the hull (as opposed to outboard)

Onboardpreposition

Aboard

"the long hours onboard an aircraft on the way to some diplomatic engagement abroad" (Molly Worthen).

Inboardnoun

an engine located within the hull of a ship

Onboardverb

To introduce to a system or process

a human resources administrator who onboards new hires.
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Inboardnoun

a boat with such an engine

Onboardadjective

Carried or used on or in a vehicle or vessel

Inboardverb

to discount a product in order to increase sales

Onboardadjective

Being a part of, being included in, participating in

When it comes to security, everybody seems to be as onboard as I am.James is onboard as a production manager.

Inboardadjective

located within the hull or nearest the midline of a vessel or aircraft;

the inboard flaps on the wing

Onboardadverb

On or in a vehicle or vessel; aboard; on board.

Onboardverb

To become a part of a group; to incorporate (someone) into a group.

Onboardverb

To begin to use a product or service; to take (someone) on as a new customer of a product or service.

Onboardadverb

on a ship, train, plane or other vehicle