Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A board on which paper is stretched for use in drawing.

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Examples

  • MC: How many hours a week do you spend be on the strip, from drawing-board time to syndicate dealings to promotion or other matters?

    The 'Riffs Interview: 'FRAZZ' creator Jef Mallett on art, childhood -- and inspiration at the 10-year mark

  • He pictured to himself a cross-section through that brain, painted neatly with grey water-colour on a sheet of paper stretched on a drawing-board with drawing pins.

    Autumn

  • This time, new regulations are still in the drawing-board stage -- and the finance lobby is already fighting against even the most basic protections for consumers.

    Gershon Hepner: Joy of Sachs

  • But for the moment at least, skill on deck weighed evenly with drawing-board magic.

    A Duel In The Sun

  • Embryo stem cell research is at the drawing-board stage †not for lack of funds but for lack of promising research to finance.

    Think Progress » Brownback Holds Up Drawing Of Embryo, Asks ‘Are You Going To Kill Me?’

  • So I put my drawing-board above my head and ran back at these peccaries, shouting obscenities at them at the top of my lungs, and they sort of retreated back up the bank.

    Where This Artist Goes, Danger Often Follows

  • I've been involved in the setting-up of a number of shows – some you'll have seen, many that you won't because they never got any further than the drawing-board – and I know how tricky the creation of a format can be.

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  • Engineers, grappling with this task for a year, presented seven drawing-board variations of a small car with a stylish, rocket-shaped body and oval headlights reminiscent of marquise-cut diamonds.

    Nissan Races to Make

  • The one took his humble seat at the drawing-board, a poor mean-looking lad, with worn clothes, downcast features, and a figure almost deformed; the other adorned by good health, good looks, and the best of tailors; ushered into the studio with his father and Mr. Smee as his aides-de-camp on his entry; and previously announced there with all the eloquence of honest

    The Newcomes

  • But was the young gentleman always at the drawing-board copying from the antique when his father supposed him to be so devotedly engaged?

    The Newcomes

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