Sailor Speak of the Week – Outboard

Definition

Adjective

  • Anything that lies outside the hull, outer rails, or outer rigging of a vessel.

Origin

14th century. Out, in this sense comes from the Anglo-Saxon ute, meaning out from.

Comments

The opposite of inboard.

References

Rogers, J.G. (1985). Origins of Sea Terms. Mystic Seaport Museum.

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