Definition of inboard in English:


Pronunciation /ˈinbôrd/ /ˈɪnbɔrd/

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  • Situated on, toward, or near the center of a ship or aircraft.

    ‘the inboard ailerons on the wings were dead’
    • ‘the uncovered inboard engine’


  • Within or toward the center of a ship or aircraft.

    ‘move the clew inboard along the boom’
    • ‘the spray was coming inboard now’
    • ‘The wheels moved backwards as the struts shortened up and then swung inboard, pulling clam shell covers with them.’
    • ‘The door is well done and opens inboard, as it should, but I would prefer the builder offer this as an option and include more useful features for fisherman such as fish boxes, a saltwater wash down pump and rod holders as standard features.’
    • ‘Columns are pulled inboard to create a circulation zone around the perimeter, and adjustable fabric baffles at the column line enable the room to be blacked out, acoustically dampened, and planned to simulate different stage layouts.’
    • ‘A verbal exchange with the RHIB crew, other SUNC's and the man took place, and the child was then taken back inboard by the man, subsequently assisted by the boarding party.’
    • ‘We maneuvered alongside and got lines round it and heaved it inboard.’
    • ‘It is rotated outboard to the ‘on’ position and inboard to ‘off.’’
    • ‘By pulling a handle to the right of the seat bench, the centre seat squab folds away and the outer two squabs move inboard.’
    • ‘And they pulled me inboard, and they put me right up in the bow, of the whaler, and they covered me with a tarpaulin or something.’
    • ‘The skipper was at my side, a dip of the net and the fish was inboard.’
    • ‘The oars on the portside of the ship came up, and were hauled halfway inboard.’
    • ‘Each dredge would then be tipped inboard and the scallops emptied by pulling a line over the emptying derrick from the base of the dredge.’


  • 1A boat's engine housed inside its hull.

    ‘Meanwhile, the state of California, through its powerful Air Resources Board, is moving toward requiring catalytic converters on marine sterndrives and inboards, ahead of the EPA.’
    • ‘Today, multilevel, multi-year limited warranties are standard on almost all outboard engines and a growing number of inboards, according to a survey by BoatU.S. (See charts at right.)’
    • ‘A variety of twin-engine options were offered on the Coastal 2800 over the nine years of production, including factory installed, 225-hp OMC Sea Drives and a variety of gasoline inboards, from 220 to 270 hp.’
    • ‘The four-stroke cylinders do not have this oil coating and will rust when not run for long periods, just like four-stroke inboards do.’
    • ‘The engine is a Chrysler 318 V - 8 inboard with a straight shaft.’
    • ‘The inboards also make a small difference, but they may be too expensive to be worth it, and may not even be available.’
    • ‘In the marina I can see two gleaming Sabrecraft, a 37-footer named Little Frégate and the slightly larger Frigate Bird, both with twin 350 hp inboards.’
    1. 1.1A boat with an inboard engine.
      ‘The Blue Fin is still in rotation, but a 405-horsepower inboard with a speedometer and a sound system is the family boat of choice.’
      • ‘The IPS props - which are smaller than a standard prop configuration - are also in perfect horizontal alignment with the boat's bottom, unlike inboards whose typical seven-degree down angle wastes energy.’
      • ‘Some 56% of the boats used most often had propeller propulsion and of those boats with motors, nearly 60% were outboards and 26.7% were inboards.’


    inboard of
    • To the inside or on the near side of.

      • ‘it moves via a quartet of electric motors mounted inboard of each wheel’