Definitions

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  • n. A board set up to windward in a boat, to keep out water.
  • n. A public commission charged with overseeing water quality in a particular area.
  • v. To subject to waterboarding, a form of torture involving simulated drowning

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A board set up to windward in a boat, to keep out water.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Aboard set up on the edge of a boat to keep off spray, etc.

Etymologies

water +‎ board (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Let's waterboard him and get the truth out since waterboard is just a fact finding device. db

    McCain: CIA secrecy story just beginning

  • I have to say with this, global warming deniers, intelligent design, tax cuts increase revenues, waterboard is not torture, Iraq had WMD, birthers, Saddam and 9/11 (I could go for a while) the amount of know nothingness is staggering.

    Matthew Yglesias » Is Stimulus Impossible

  • TODD: For one of the waterboarded suspects, Abu Zubaydah, the CIA inspector general's report says: "It is not possible to say definitively that the waterboard is the reason for Abu Zubaydah's increased production."

    CNN Transcript Aug 25, 2009

  • "It is not possible to say definitively that the waterboard is the reason for Abu Zubaydah's increased production [of intelligence information], or if another factor, such as the length of detention, was the catalyst," the inspector said.

    First Read

  • After he was subjected to the "waterboard" technique, KSM became cooperative, providing intelligence that led to the capture of key al Qaeda allies and, eventually, the closing down of an East Asian terrorist cell that had been tasked with carrying out the 9 / 11-style attack on Los Angeles.

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  • Both the 2002 and 2005 memos permitted the "waterboard," a technique that involves covering a prisoner's face with a cloth and pouring water on it to create the panicked sensation of drowning.

    The Smirking Chimp - News And Commentary from the Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy

  • Or they would "waterboard" the prisoner with saltwater, which would kill him.

    Shooting The Messenger

  • Guess that was OK so long as he didn't "waterboard" them.

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • - Admire Sarah ... probably the only politician that actually tells precisely what she is thinking or the truth vs. "waterboard" Pelosi, "Inconvenient" Al, "Out of Iraq" Obama ..

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • After he was subjected to the "waterboard" technique, KSM became cooperative, providing intelligence that led to the capture of key al Qaeda allies and, eventually, the closing down of an East Asian terrorist cell that had been tasked with carrying out the 9/11-style attack on Los Angeles.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

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  • See also waterboarding.

    April 18, 2009

  • A type of torture in which the victim is immobilized, has rags placed over their face, and has water poured onto them, which creates the sensation of drowning.
    -Wicktionary

    April 18, 2009