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On board; into or within a ship or boat; hence, into or within a railway car. Alongside; as, close aboard. On board of; as, to go aboard a ship. Across; athwart. 

 - (Nautical) To fall aboard of, to strike a ship's side; to fall foul of. 

 - To haul the tacks aboard, to set the courses.

 - To keep the land aboard, to hug the shore. 

 - To lay (a ship) aboard, to place one's own ship close alongside of (a ship) for fighting.

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