• WordNet 3.6
    • adj inboard located within the hull or nearest the midline of a vessel or aircraft "the inboard flaps on the wing"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Inboard (Mech) From without inward; toward the inside; as, the inboard stroke of a steam engine piston, the inward or return stroke.
    • Inboard (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inboard Within the hull or interior of a ship or boat; also, in the middle part of the hold of a ship: as, stow the freight well inboard.
    • inboard Within the rail or bulwarks; toward or nearer to the center: as, to draw the sail inboard.
    • inboard In the interior of a ship or boat; being within the hull or hold: as, inboard cargo: opposed to outboard.
    • inboard Not projecting over the rail or bulwarks: as, an inboard spar or sail.
    • inboard In mech., toward the inside; toward the main center or center-line: as, an inboard stroke of the piston; an inboard bearing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Inboard in′bōrd within the hull or interior of a ship: toward or nearer to the centre.
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In literature:

They will hang there for a bit, and then they will be swung inboard and stowed again.
"In Search of El Dorado" by Harry Collingwood
Soon after the sails were set, a heavy sea broke inboard and nearly filled the boat.
"Sunk at Sea" by R.M. Ballantyne
Moreover, O'Gorman, followed by half a dozen of his gang, were just in the act of scrambling inboard again from the stranger.
"The Castaways" by Harry Collingwood
At the same moment a Malay seized the pirate by an ear, another grasped him by an arm, and he was quickly hauled inboard and bound.
"Under the Waves" by R M Ballantyne
Facing downward, head inboard now, and nearly horizontal, he was passing the cross-jack yard.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
They had both drawn their oars inboard and the craft drifted at the mercy of the river.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
The two men drew in their legs and moved inboard.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
A big roller tumbled inboard and filled the space forward of the break of the main-deck.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
With the ship listed to starboard, the port boats, of course, swung inboard.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
Altogether the day passed very smoothly inboard, though outside a storm was hurrying on us with gigantic strides.
"In Eastern Seas" by J. J. Smith

In poetry:

Give me the sea, an' I'll give thanks to Gawd
For ev'ry wave as lops its 'ead inboard,
A-thankin' I'm for breath, an' 'ands to bleed;
I'll be a man, by Gawd! The rat's 'ard creed!
"Packet Rat" by Bill Adams

In news:

The most costly plan calls for moving the north airfield 's inboard runway 340 feet south, leading to the demolition of Terminals 1, 2 and 3.
Skiers Choice, Manufacturer of Supra and Moomba inboard boats, is proud to announce a partnership with the AWA (Arizona Wakeboard Association).
Add Antifreeze to an Inboard Cooling Systems.
After the outboard cartridge is adjusted to the finish diameter, the inboard cartridge is set to a smaller radius (the phase difference is always considered as radius, not diameter).
Based on extensive wireline evaluation, the discovery well encountered several hundred ft of net oil pay in multiple Inboard Lower Tertiary sands.
Maine boatbuilders are trading inboards with propellers for jet engines.
Maine boatbuilders are trading inboards with propellers for jet engines Magazine 2000 May.
Quake on the Lake to host national inboard championships.
Should you choose an inboard or outboard engine.
She is hard chinned, flat bottomed, and has a full keel with an inboard rudder.
Tiara Yachts' products include open, sovran , coronet and convertible models with inboard power from 29 to 58 feet S2 Yachts also produces Pursuit Boats from 22 to 38 feet in inboard, outboard and stern drive configurations.
Lean, mean and green are the buzz words that aptlydescribe this season's crop of outboard, inboard and sterndrive engines.

In science:

The BeamCal is the smallest angle calorimeter and is mounted to the inboard side of QD0.
SiD Letter of Intent
In addition to the SiD calorimeters and iron providing sufficient shielding in the event of an accident to the portion of the beamline approximately inboard of the QD0’s, the rest of the beamlines are shielded by a system of portable iron and concrete (Pacmen).
SiD Letter of Intent
The Sid beamline is supported by the inboard ends of the QD0s, and moves with them as they are moved to the ILC beamline during beam based alignment.
SiD Letter of Intent