outboard outboard  /ˈaʊt ˌbɔrd/


  1. (n) a motorboat with an outboard motor
  2. (n) internal-combustion engine that mounts at stern of small boat
  3. (adj) located away from the midline of a vessel or aircraft



  1. It was actually a five wheeler, with the dinky 2-hp Briggs and Stratton engine driving a traction wheel on the back, like a boat's outboard motor.
  2. The cranky outboard motor of yesteryear now comes with a pushbutton starter and plenty of horsepower.
  3. With both outboard engines out of commission, Captain Ogg knew for certain now that he could not make the 1,000 miles to San Francisco-that he would have to ditch.


  1. It was blue skies and redear sunfish on a spring day at Kentucky Lake

    The spot was hidden in plain sight, only about a five-minute boat ride from the ramp and flanked by a large resort and a smattering of condominiums. Scott Patton throttled down the outboard and checked his electronics. The trolling motor hummed as he moved the boat into position.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Louisville Courier-Journal

  2. Aspiring archaeologists gets their hands dirty at Fulton County dig

    Heat. Cold. Gnats. Mosquitoes. Mud. Clay like concrete.   Spend your summer vacation excavating 700-year-old villages near the Illinois River and you may get all the above. So far in 2013, you could barely get to the cabin where an aspiring Indiana Jones would normally sleep. It was flooded.   “Never in my life did I think in doing archaeology I’d have to know how to drive an outboard motor ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Peoria Journal Star

  3. Disabled San Francisco sailors get stolen motors back

    The Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors is getting their outboard motors back after someone stole them.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: KGO-TV Bay Area


  1. "They really don't have any weaknesses," Howland said. "I think all their players have improved. They shoot 40 percent on 3s; in my mind, that's like shooting 60 percent from 2s. They outboard their opponents by eight per game, which is...
    on Mar 26, 2007 By: Ben Howland Source: SI.com

  2. "From the supercomputer to the outboard motor, Wisconsin has always been committed to innovation. I am pleased to be able to help LoanSifter develop new software and technology that will help grow the real estate industry and create new jobs for...
    on May 7, 2008 By: Jim Doyle Source: Wisbusiness.com

  3. "For years, the Outboard Marine Corporation quietly poisoned our community," Kirk said. "For the past eight years, I've made it my priority to work with the EPA to remove this environmental threat. We need to finish cleaning the harbor to...
    on Apr 29, 2008 By: Mark Kirk Source: Waukegan News Sun

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