Definition of waterboard in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːtəbɔːd


[with object]
Subject (someone) to the process of waterboarding.
More example sentences
  • Speaking after his release, he said he had been beaten with iron bars, given electric shocks and "waterboarded", and even now feared for his life.
  • We've seen a number of reporters having themselves waterboarded so they can describe it.
  • The government says he even confessed but also admits he was waterboarded.


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The board or bench on to which a person is strapped during the process of waterboarding.
More example sentences
  • In our limited experience, extensive use of the waterboard can introduce new risks.
  • So when Blank offered me copies of his photos of a waterboard and of a painting depicting a waterboarding session, I quickly accepted.
  • Incidentally, the waterboard in these photos wasn't merely one among many torture devices highlighted at the prison museum.

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