What does the word overboard mean?

Usage examples for overboard

  1. This came to Lord Cochrane's ears, and knowing that any attempt to reason his men out of so absurd a notion was perfectly useless, he offered to sacrifice this object of his regard, and have her thrown overboard. – Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals by R. Lee
  2. " Don't throw me overboard, Hardy," was Nelson's dying request. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  3. I'm sorry, was the answer, gravely given, but I lost it overboard a while ago. – Bob the Castaway by Frank V. Webster