from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Wooden boards collectively.
  • noun Boards put together, as in a fence or a floor.
  • noun The operation of rubbing leather with a pommel or graining-board to make it granular and supple, after it has been shaved, daubed, and dried.
  • noun The act of entering a ship, especially by assault.
  • noun The practice of obtaining one's food, or both food and lodging, in the home of another, for a stipulated charge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Naut.) The act of entering a ship, whether with a hostile or a friendly purpose.
  • noun The act of covering with boards; also, boards, collectively; or a covering made of boards.
  • noun The act of supplying, or the state of being supplied, with regular or specified meals, or with meals and lodgings, for pay.
  • noun a house in which boarders are kept.
  • noun (Naut.) a strong network of cords or ropes erected at the side of a ship to prevent an enemy from boarding it.
  • noun (Naut.) a pike used by sailors in boarding a vessel, or in repelling an attempt to board it.
  • noun a school in which pupils receive board and lodging as well as instruction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of board.
  • noun the act of people getting aboard a ship or aircraft; embarkation
  • noun the act of a sailor or boarding party attacking an enemy ship
  • noun a structure made of boards
  • noun riding a skateboard
  • noun ice hockey a penalty called for pushing into the boards

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

  • noun a structure of boards
  • noun the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft


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