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weatherboard

Syllabification: weath·er·board
Pronunciation: /ˈweT͟Hərˌbôrd
 
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Definition of weatherboard in English:

noun

Each of a series of horizontal boards nailed to outside walls with edges overlapping to keep out the rain; clapboard.
Example sentences
  • Their rambling villa, once a model of gracious elegance, was now a paradise of dry rot, with its skeletal verandah, rickety walls and warped weatherboards.
  • The walls resemble weatherboard, but cut in irregular widths so as to look even more archaic, as if these lapped boards were sawn from un-squared logs.
  • It did not rot, except for the weatherboards on the outside, which had to be replaced from time to time.

verb

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Fit or supply with weatherboards.
Example sentences
  • The barn has a tiled roof, is weatherboarded, and has a flint plinth.
  • Blackbird House is a chronological series of stories, all set in the same weatherboarded farmhouse on the Cape, built by a fisherman trying to escape the sea.
  • As well as the old town itself, the group will also be looking at Church Hill, the historic part of the town which also contains terraces of old weatherboarded cottages.

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