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- (idiomatic) On or in a means of transportation.
Even when I am on board the plane, I can never feel secure that my luggage is, too.
1915, George A. Birmingham, “chapter I”, in Gossamer (Project Gutenberg; EBook #24394), London: Methuen & Co., published 8 January 2013 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 558189256:
- There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy. Mail bags, so I understand, are being put on board. Stewards, carrying cabin trunks, swarm in the corridors. Passengers wander restlessly about or hurry, with futile energy, from place to place.
- (idiomatic) Joining in or participating.
Is that new teammate properly on board yet?
- (idiomatic) Agreeing or supporting.
It's a good idea, but let's see if we can get a few more of the management team on board.
on or in a means of transportation
- On a vehicle or vessel; aboard
aboard — see aboard