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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sports A flexible board mounted on a fulcrum with one end secured, used by gymnasts to gain momentum, as in vaulting.
  • n. Sports See diving board.
  • n. Something that helps to launch a career or activity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A diving board consisting of a flexible, springy, cantilevered platform, used for diving into water.
  • n. A small platform on springs and usually hinged at one end, used to launch or vault onto other equipment.
  • n. Anything that gives a person or thing energy or impulse, or that serves to launch or begin something.
  • v. To launch or propel as if from a springboard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An elastic board, secured at the ends, or at one end, often by elastic supports, used in performing feats of agility or in exercising.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An elastic board used in vaulting, etc.
  • n. In lumbering, a short, board, shod atone end with an iron calk, which is inserted in a notch cut in a tree, on which the faller stands while felling the tree.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a beginning from which an enterprise is launched
  • n. a flexible board for jumping upward

Etymologies

spring +‎ board (Wiktionary)

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