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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

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

rub board British & World English

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

off-board British & World English

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

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

scale board British & World English

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

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

full board British & World English

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

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

tote board British & World English

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

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

foam board British & World English

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

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

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

Bristol board British & World English

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

boogie board British & World English

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

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

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

drawing board British & World English

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

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

sleeve board British & World English

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

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

mortar board British & World English

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

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

board-certified British & World English

Having satisfied the requirements for board certification

particle board British & World English

Another term for chipboard.

sandwich board British & World English

A pair of advertisement boards connected by straps by which they are hung over a person’s shoulders

shooting board British & World English

A board with a step-shaped profile used to guide the motion of a plane relative to a workpiece to ensure accurate planing

cribbage board British & World English

A board with pegs and holes, used for scoring at cribbage

chopping board British & World English

A board on which vegetables and other types of food are chopped

draining board British & World English

A sloping grooved board or surface on which washed dishes are left to drain into an adjacent sink

sounding board British & World English

A board or screen placed over or behind a pulpit or stage to reflect a speaker’s voice forward


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