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inboard

1. (esp of a boat's motor or engine) situated within the hull
2. situated between the wing tip of an aircraft and its fuselage

inboard

[′in‚bȯrd]
(engineering)
Toward or close to the longitudinal axis of a ship or aircraft.

inboard

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Of aircraft components: Inward from the airfoil tip; close to the fuselage or hull, such as an inboard aileron (one situated on the inner wing between flaps, or in lieu of flaps), inboard engine, inboard rudder, inboard station, etc.

inboard

Built in. Inboard devices are built into the main unit. Contrast with outboard. See onboard.
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The Billfish 39 boasts an 11-foot, 3-inch beam, can be powered with inboards or outboards, and can be configured as a walk-around, center console or express.
The inboards were full, adding stress to the inboard wing.
We see a substantial improvement in overall engine satisfaction, and a good deal of that progress is due to the increasing percentage of high-technology engines, especially electronic fuel injected (EFI) four-stroke outboards, direct injected (DI) two-stroke outboards, EFI sterndrives and EFI inboards.
He began racing outboard hydroplanes as a teenager and advanced to limited inboards where he designed and built boats for himself and others.