Inboard In"board`, a. & adv. 1. (Naut.) Inside the line of a vessel's bulwarks or hull; the opposite of {outboard}; as, an inboard engine; an inboard cargo; haul the boom inboard. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mech.) From without inward; toward the inside; as, the inboard stroke of a steam engine piston, the inward or return stroke. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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