There are 2 definitions of on board in English:

on board1

1 On or in a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle.
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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 Onto a team or group 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.
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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.
1.3 Baseball On base.
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There are 2 definitions of on board in English:

on-board2

Syllabification: on-board

adjective

[attributive]
1Available or situated on a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle.
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  • Visitors will be able to sample what life was like for sailors in the 18th century with on-board displays until the ship sets sail again on June 14.
  • This week, engineers shut down one of the three on-board gyroscopes, leaving the telescope to operate on only two.
  • Military pilots manage complex on-board systems and have limited ability to watch for civilian traffic.
2 Computing Denoting or controlled from a facility or feature incorporated into the main circuit board of a computer or computerized device.
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  • However, Mariner 9 was the first craft to carry an on-board computer allowing mission control to reload new instructions.
  • Each end-user receives a token, a USB-based device and some on-board software.
  • So why should one buy a dedicated sound card if on-board solutions provide satisfactory features?

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