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board British & World English

A long, thin, flat piece of wood or other hard material, used for floors or other building purposes

board English Thesaurus

a wooden board

the board in board British & World English

The part of the floor of a shearing shed where the shearers work

on board British & World English

On or in a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle

on-board British & World English

Available or situated on board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle

off-board British & World English

Relating to or denoting hardware or software that does not form an integral part of a computer

rub board British & World English

A board fitted with teeth, used for making drawn work from linen

above board British & World English

Legitimate, honest, and open

board foot British & World English

A unit of volume for timber equal to 144 cu. inches

board game British & World English

A game that involves the movement of counters or other objects round a board

call-board British & World English

A bulletin board in a theater on which announcements for the cast and crew are posted

draft board British & World English

A board of civilians that is responsible for registering, classifying, and selecting people for compulsory military service

emery board British & World English

A strip of thin wood or card coated with emery or another abrasive and used as a nail file

foam board British & World English

A type of thin, pliable polystyrene board used for insulation and in arts and crafts

full board British & World English

Provision of accommodation and all meals at a hotel or guest house

half board British & World English

Provision of bed, breakfast, and one main meal at a hotel or guest house

idiot board British & World English

A board displaying a television script to a speaker as an aid to memory

mood board British & World English

An arrangement of images, materials, pieces of text, etc. intended to evoke or project a particular style or concept

otter board British & World English

Either of a pair of boards or metal plates, attached to each side of the mouth of a trawl net at an angle which keeps the net open as it is pulled through the water

Ouija board British & World English

A board with letters, numbers, and other signs around its edge, to which a planchette, movable pointer, or upturned glass moves, supposedly in answer to questions from people at a seance

scale board British & World English

Very thin wood used (especially formerly) in bookbinding, making hatboxes, and backing pictures

tote board British & World English

A large board on which changing numerical information (such as betting odds, telethon donations, or election results) is displayed

Trade Board British & World English

A statutory body with members from workers and management, set up to settle disputes and regulate conditions of employment in certain industries

Vero board British & World English

A type of board used to make electronic circuits, where some of the electrical connections are formed by strips of copper on the underside of the board

above board English Thesaurus

he had set up a chain of more or less above-board casinos

half board New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words; abbreviation HB)

board school British & World English

An elementary school under the management of a School Board, established in Britain by the Education Act of 1870

board shorts British & World English

Long shorts of a kind originally worn by surfers

boogie board British & World English

A short, light type of surfboard ridden in a prone position

Bristol board British & World English

A type of stiff, smooth cardboard used as a drawing surface or for cutting and shaping

circuit board British & World English

A thin rigid board containing an electric circuit; a printed circuit

College Board British & World English

An organization that prepares and administers standardized tests that are used in college admission and placement

diving board British & World English

An elevated board projecting over a swimming pool or other body of water, from which people dive or jump in

drawing board British & World English

A large flat board on which paper may be spread for artists or designers to work on

faculty board British & World English

The decision-making body of a university faculty

grease board British & World English

A wipeable board with a white surface used for teaching or presentations; a whiteboard

gypsum board British & World English

North American term for plasterboard.

ironing board British & World English

A long, narrow board covered with soft material and having folding legs, on which clothes, sheets, etc. are ironed

leader board British & World English

A scoreboard showing the names and current scores of the leading competitors, especially in a golf match

memory board British & World English

A detachable board containing memory chips, which can be connected to a computer

message board British & World English

An Internet site where users can post comments about a particular issue or topic and reply to other users' postings

mortar board British & World English

An academic cap with a stiff, flat, square top and a tassel

rabbit board British & World English

A body of people responsible for controlling the population of wild rabbits in an area

running board British & World English

A footboard extending along the side of a vehicle, typically found on early models of car

school board British & World English

A local board or authority responsible for the provision and maintenance of schools

sleeve board British & World English

A small ironing board over which a sleeve is pulled for pressing


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