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board  


      n  
1    a long wide flat relatively thin piece of sawn timber  
2   
a    a smaller flat piece of rigid material for a specific purpose  
ironing board     
b    (in combination)  
breadboard, cheeseboard     
3    a person's food or meals, provided regularly for money or sometimes as payment for work done (esp. in the phrases full board, board and lodging)  
4    Archaic   a table, esp. one used for eating at, and esp. when laden with food  
5   
a    sometimes functioning as pl   a group of people who officially administer a company, trust, etc  
a board of directors     
b    (as modifier)  
a board meeting     
6    any other committee or council  
a board of interviewers     
7    the boards   pl   the acting profession; the stage  
8    short for blackboard, chessboard, notice board, printed circuit board (see printed circuit), springboard, surfboard  
9    stiff cardboard or similar material covered with paper, cloth, etc., used for the outside covers of a book  
10    a flat thin rectangular sheet of composite material, such as plasterboard or chipboard  
11      (Chiefly U.S.)  
a    a list on which stock-exchange securities and their prices are posted  
b    Informal   the stock exchange itself  
12      (Nautical)  
a    the side of a ship  
b    the leg that a sailing vessel makes on a beat to windward  
13      (Austral. and N.Z.)   the part of the floor of a sheep-shearing shed, esp. a raised part, where the shearers work  
14      (N.Z.)   the killing floor of an abattoir or freezing works  
15   
a    any of various portable surfaces specially designed for indoor games such as chess, backgammon, etc  
b    (as modifier)  
board games     
16   
a    a set of hands in duplicate bridge  
b    a wooden or metal board containing four slots, or often nowadays, a plastic wallet, in which the four hands are placed so that the deal may be replayed with identical hands  
17    the hull of a sailboard, usually made of plastic, to which the mast is jointed and on which a windsurfer stands  
18       See       above board  
19    go by the board   to be in disuse, neglected, or lost  
in these days courtesy goes by the board     
20    on board   on or in a ship, boat, aeroplane, or other vehicle  
21    sweep the board  
a    (in gambling) to win all the cards or money  
b    to win every event or prize in a contest  
22    take on board   to accept (new ideas, situations, theories, etc.)  
      vb  
23    to go aboard (a vessel, train, aircraft, or other vehicle)  
24      (Nautical)   to come alongside (a vessel) before attacking or going aboard  
25    to attack (a ship) by forcing one's way aboard  
26    tr; often foll by: up, in, etc.   to cover or shut with boards  
27    intr   to give or receive meals or meals and lodging in return for money or work  
28    sometimes foll by: out   to receive or arrange for (someone, esp. a child) to receive food and lodging away from home, usually in return for payment  
     (Old English bord; related to Old Norse borth ship's side, table, Old High German bort ship's side, Sanskrit bardhaka a cutting off)  
  boardable      adj  


above board  
      adj   aboveboard when prenominal  
      adv   in the open; without dishonesty, concealment, or fraud  
across-the-board  
      adj  
1    (of salary increases, taxation cuts, etc.) affecting all levels or classes equally  
2      (Horse racing)      the U.S. term for       each way  
Admiralty Board  
      n   the. (formerly) a department of the British Ministry of Defence, responsible for the administration and planning of the Royal Navy  
bed and board  
      n  
1    sleeping accommodation and meals  
2    divorce from bed and board     (U.S., law)   a form of divorce whereby the parties are prohibited from living together but the marriage is not dissolved  
Big Board  
      n     (U.S.)  
informal  
1    the quotation board in the New York Stock Exchange  
2    the New York Stock Exchange  
board-and-shingle  
      n     (Caribbean)   a small peasant dwelling with wooden walls and a shingle roof  
board bridge  
      n      another name for       duplicate bridge  
board foot  
      n   a unit of board measure: the cubic content of a piece of wood one foot square and one inch thick  
board measure  
      n   a system of units for measuring wood based on the board foot. 1980 board feet equal one standard  
board of trade  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)      another name for a       chamber of commerce  
Board of Trade  
      n   (in the United Kingdom) a ministry within the Department of Trade: responsible for the supervision of commerce and the promotion of export trade  
Board of Trade Unit  
      n   a unit of electrical energy equal to 1 kilowatt-hour,   (Abbrev)    BTU  
board rule  
      n   a measuring device for estimating the number of board feet in a quantity of wood  
board school  
      n     (Brit)   (formerly) a school managed by a board elected by local ratepayers  
Bristol board  
      n   a heavy smooth cardboard of fine quality, used for printing and drawing  
bulletin board  
      n  
1       the U.S. and Canadian name for       notice board  
2      (Computing)   a facility on a computer network allowing any user to leave messages that can be read by any other user, and to download software and information to the user's own computer  
Catchment board  
      n     (N.Z)   a public body concerned with the conservation and organization of water supply from a catchment area  
circuit board  
      n      short for       printed circuit board  
  
See  
    printed circuit  
cribbage board  
      n   a board, with pegs and holes, used for scoring at cribbage  
diving board  
      n   a platform or springboard from which swimmers may dive  
draft board  
      n     (U.S)   a tribunal responsible for the selection of personnel liable for compulsory military service  
draining board  
      n   a sloping grooved surface at the side of a sink, used for draining washed dishes, etc.,   (Also called)    drainer  
drawing board  
      n  
1    a smooth flat rectangular board on which paper, canvas, etc., is placed for making drawings  
2    back to the drawing board   return to an earlier stage in an enterprise because a planned undertaking has failed  
emery board  
      n   a strip of cardboard or wood with a rough surface of crushed emery, for filing one's nails  
free on board  
      adj   (of a shipment of goods) delivered on board ship or other carrier without charge to the buyer  
   Compare       free alongside ship     (Abbrevs.)    FOB, f.o.b  
full board  
      n  
a    the provision by a hotel of a bed and all meals  
b    (as modifier)  
full board accommodation     
Gib board  
      n     (N.Z.)  
informal      short for       Gibraltar board  
Gibraltar board  
      n     (N.Z.)   trademark   a type of lining board with a cardboard surface and a gypsum core  
half board  
      n  
a    the daily provision by a hotel of bed, breakfast, and one main meal  
b    (as modifier)  
half-board accommodation        (Also called)    demi-pension  
half-board  
      n   a manoeuvre by a sailing ship enabling it to gain distance to windward by luffing up into the wind  
idiot board  
      n      a slang name for       Autocue  
ironing board  
      n   a board, usually on legs, with a suitable covering on which to iron clothes  
ledger board  
      n  
1    a timber board forming the top rail of a fence or balustrade  
2      (Also called)    ribbon strip   a timber board fixed horizontally to studding to support floor joists  
malibu board  
      n   a lightweight surfboard, usually having a fin  
     (C20: named after Malibu beach, California)  
moulding board  
      n   a board on which dough is kneaded  
National Enterprise Board  
      n   a public corporation established in 1975 to help the economy of the UK. In 1981 it merged with the National Research and Development Council to form the British Technology Group,   (Abbrev.)    NEB  
notice board  
      n     (Brit)   a board on which notices, advertisements, bulletins, etc., are displayed,   (U.S. and Canadian name)    bulletin board  
Ouija board  
      n   Trademark   a board on which are marked the letters of the alphabet. Answers to questions are spelt out by a pointer or glass held by the fingertips of the participants, and are supposedly formed by spiritual forces  
     (C19: from French oui yes + German ja yes)  
particle board  
      n      another name for       chipboard  
patch board   , panel  
      n   a device with a large number of sockets into which electrical plugs can be inserted to form many different temporary circuits: used in telephone exchanges, computer systems, etc.,   (Also called)    plugboard  
running board  
      n   a footboard along the side of a vehicle, esp. an early motorcar  
sandwich board  
      n   one of two connected boards, usually bearing advertisements, that are hung over the shoulders in front of and behind a person  
school board  
      n  
1    (formerly in Britain) an elected board of ratepayers who provided local elementary schools between 1870 and 1902  
2    (in the U.S. and Canada) a local board of education  
Securities and Investments Board  
      n   (from 1986 to 1997) a British regulatory body that oversaw London's financial markets, each of which has its own self-regulatory organization: replaced by the Financial Services Authority,   (Abbrev.)    SIB  
skirting board  
      n   a skirting made of wood,   (U.S. and Canadian name)    baseboard     (U.S. name)    mopboard  
sleeve board  
      n   a small ironing board for pressing sleeves, fitted onto an ironing board or table  
sounding board  
      n  
1      (Also called)    soundboard   a thin wooden board in a piano or comprising the upper surface of a resonating chamber in a violin, cello, etc., serving to amplify the vibrations produced by the strings passing across it  
   See also       belly       6  
2      (Also called)    soundboard   a thin screen suspended over a pulpit, stage, etc., to reflect sound towards an audience  
3    a person, group, experiment, etc., used to test a new idea, policy, etc., for acceptance or applicability  
supervisory board  
      n   a board of management of which nonmanagerial workers are members, having supervisory powers over some aspects of management decision-making  
wobble board  
      n     (Austral)   a piece of fibreboard used as a musical instrument, producing a characteristic sound when flexed  
wokka board  
      n     (Austral)      another name for       wobble board  
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n.
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.
n.
A specific technical worksheet tool with performer's requirements. Excellent start of negotiations between performers, managers and contractors. (These requirements might include sound and light conditions for the show, food lodging and transportation of artistic talents)

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