Part of speech: adverb

Over the side of or out of a boat or ship.

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Usage examples "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", R. Lee.
  2. " Don't throw me overboard, Hardy," was Nelson's dying request. - "Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast", Samuel Adams Drake.
  3. I'm sorry, was the answer, gravely given, but I lost it overboard a while ago. - "Bob the Castaway", Frank V. Webster.