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He quickly turned the boat to the shore, and the stranger jumped on board.

He didn't go on board till the morning on which the ship was to sail.

If you don't know my position on board this ship, it's time you found it out!

Two ropes were then hauled on board the vessel, a larger and a smaller.

It was no louder than a whisper from without—the creak of a board.

Mr. Bright, contrary to all expectation, became President of the Board of Trade.

When the train pulled into the station she was the first person to board it.

You can come on board as much earlier as you like, but I have named the latest time.

A boat came over from the other shore in the night, and a man got on board.

You've got no authority to board me, and I won't have you do it.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bord "a plank, flat surface," from Proto-Germanic *burdam (cf. Old Norse borð "plank," Dutch bord "board," Gothic fotu-baurd "foot-stool," German Brett "plank"), from PIE *bhrdh- "board," from root *bherdh- "to cut." See also board (n.2), with which this is so confused as practically to form one word (if indeed they were not the same word all along).

A board is thinner than a plank, and generally less than 2.5 inches thick. The transferred meaning "food" (late 14c.) is an extension of the late Old English sense of "table" (cf. boarder, boarding); hence, also, above board "honest, open" (1610s). A further extension is to "table where council is held" (1570s), then transferred to "leadership council, council (that meets at a table)," 1610s.

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