from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of entering a ship, whether with a hostile or a friendly purpose.
  • n. The act of covering with boards; also, boards, collectively; or a covering made of boards.
  • n. The act of supplying, or the state of being supplied, with regular or specified meals, or with meals and lodgings, for pay.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Wooden boards collectively.
  • n. Boards put together, as in a fence or a floor.
  • n. 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.
  • n. The act of entering a ship, especially by assault.
  • n. The practice of obtaining one's food, or both food and lodging, in the home of another, for a stipulated charge.

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

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


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