What does abord mean?
The definition of abord
A*bord”, n.
Etym: [F.]

Manner of approaching or accosting; address. Chesterfield.

A*bord”, v. t.
Etym: [F. aborder, à (L. ad) + bord rim, brim, or side of a vessel. See Border, Board.]

To approach; to accost. [Obs.] Digby.