Definition of on board in English:

on board

1On or in a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle: a plane crashed with three people on board
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  • After a quick assessment he was taken on board the aircraft.
  • Mr Kelly said the 770 passengers on board the ship were preparing to disembark.
  • Christopher Columbus reputedly chanced upon hammocks in Haiti and sailors were soon slumbering in them on board ship.
1.1 informal On to a team as a member: the need to bring on board a young manager
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  • After the company took over, how was the new management team brought on board?
  • Two prominent dating experts have been brought on board to assist members in their search.
  • We have an exceptional team on board with over two dozen national and international advertising awards between them.
1.2 informal (Of a jockey) riding: the rider of the winner last time is on board today
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  • They had two winners but neither had usual stable jockey McCoy on board.
  • Champion jockey Tony McCoy, on board Best Mate, finished in second while Bacchanal took third.
  • Etherington has booked Paul Fessey to ride Evening Press, the same jockey who was on board last time she ran.
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