from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of boarding a vessel, as in a sea-fight.
  • noun A collision. See fall aboard of, under aboard.


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Borrowing from French abordage


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  • "abordage" -- which operation they were not, in a harmless church, hung round with velvet and wax-candles, and filled with ladies, surely called upon to perform.

    The Second Funeral of Napoleon William Makepeace Thackeray 1837

  • "And why do you not fly to his arms?" sneered Alan Hawke, who had quickly resigned the bullying tone of his abordage.

    A Fascinating Traitor An Anglo-Indian Story Richard Savage 1874

  • C'est constamment que j'ai des douleurs dans le sein droit mais cette semaine a ete la pire d'ou mon abordage du sujet avec le medecin.)

    pinku-tk Diary Entry pinku-tk 2006


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