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preposition & adverb
1On or into (a ship, aircraft, train, or other vehicle)[as adverb] ‘the plane crashed, killing all 158 people aboard’figurative ‘he came aboard as IBM's new chairman’[as preposition] ‘climbing aboard the yacht’
- 1.1On or onto (a horse)[as adverb] ‘with Migliore aboard, he won the cup at a gallop’
- 1.2Baseball On base as a runner.[as adverb] ‘putting their first batter aboard’
- 1.1On or onto (a horse)
Late Middle English: from a- (expressing motion) + board, reinforced by Old French à bord.
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