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Outboard  adj., adv.  (Naut.) Beyond or outside of the lines of a vessel's bulwarks or hull; in a direction from the hull or from the keel; opposed to inboard; as, outboard rigging; swing the davits outboard.

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"Outboard" Quotes from Famous Books

... the last wakening vision among the twenty men had taken cognizance of the grisly object aloft, the gaff was guyed outboard, the rope cut at the fife-rail, and the body of Tom Plate dropped, feet first, to ...
— "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea • Morgan Robertson

... Montgery's description is generally accurate. The vessel is a catamaran, made of two hulls, double-ended and exactly alike. The outboard sides are "moulded," with round bilges, the inboard sides are straight and flat, as though a hull had been split along the middle line and then planked up flat where split. The hulls are separated by the race, in which the paddle wheel is placed at mid-length. ...
— Fulton's "Steam Battery": Blockship and Catamaran • Howard I. Chapelle

... danger to the ship. The jibs I speedily doused and brought tumbling to the deck, but the mainsail was a harder matter. Of course, when the schooner canted over, the boom had swung outboard, and the cap of it and a foot or two of sail hung even under water. I thought this made it still more dangerous, yet the strain was so heavy that I half feared to meddle. At last I got my knife and cut the halyards. ...
— Treasure Island • Robert Louis Stevenson

... flaming and we saw the boys bail out. I thought we were slipping through pretty nicely when an Me winged us with an explosive cannon shell. After that we got hit plenty. We picked up a shell which went off inside our outboard engine. It started rolling smoke but no flames. Then a shell smashed the intercom system and communications went dead." Allison bit ...
— A Yankee Flier Over Berlin • Al Avery

... ship had been stepped again, but the sail was still on deck. Only a spare yard had been hoisted half-mast high across the ship. And at the outboard end of it swung, black against the red fires of the sky, the body of the man who had wrought the trouble. He had found the ...
— A Sea Queen's Sailing • Charles Whistler

Words linked to "Outboard" :   portable, powerboat, screw, outboard motor, ice, motorboat, screw propeller, outboard motorboat, inboard

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