on board

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Sailors on board the USS O'Kane.


on board (not comparable)

  1. 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.
  2. (idiomatic) Joining in or participating.
    Is that new teammate properly on board yet?
  3. (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.
  4. Pertaining to items or equipment that are integrated or contained within.


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on board

  1. On a vehicle or vessel; aboard