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  • n. A plane wooden construction or table to which paper can be fastened for drawing purposes.
  • n. Used to refer to the planning stage of a project as in:

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

  • n. a smooth board on which paper is placed for making drawings


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  • For all of his maestro's temperament, the Sydney Camm of those days was a repressed man: aircraft after aircraft had come off his drawing board and leaped from the ground into its element and he had never turned a hair.

    The HurricaneStory

  • He grasped a large drawing board with several sheets of white cartridge paper bulldog-clipped to it and looked about for charred wood that seemed promising.


  • The hangar was a fantastic jumble of technical projects, some on the drawing board and others clearly at the experimental stage.

    Crusader Gold

  • Presently she slipped over to my drawing board and paused for a long time over that, uncomprehending.

    Movie Night

  • And the point, once again, is that a real designer of an upright-walking primate would have gone back to the drawing board and done the job properly, instead of starting with a quadruped and tinkering.


  • In his laboratory, on his drawing board jets were being born, vertical take-off air - craft conceived, 1000-m. p.h. battle planes designed.

    The HurricaneStory

  • And, for an evolutionist, the important question is why natural selection does not do as an engineer would: go back to the drawing board and rejig things in a sensible manner.


  • "We're going back to the drawing board immediately," said Johnny Smecca, island restaurateur and member of the pro-stadium political action committee People Advocating Success for

    The Daily News - News

  • It came from the publicity office of its manufacturer, Republic Aviation Corporation, and the name stuck for a while during the long struggle that any machine should go through from the drawing board to the flight line.

    Thud Ridge

  • Blueprints came out of his brief case as he began to speak of a monoplane which they had in project at Hawker, one which in fact had been on his drawing board for three years and in his mind ever since the Hawker Fury biplane he designed had taken to the air.

    The HurricaneStory


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