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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A board or boardwalk laid across wet or muddy ground or flooring.

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  • n. One of a long series of boards laid as a path across wet or muddy ground; normally used in plural.

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

  • n. a boardwalk laid across muddy ground


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  • The old army quartermaster in charge of the warehouses feared he would be court-martialed after the war if all the duckboard could not be accounted for.

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  • He even helped a young soldier with his load, picking up one end of a heavy slab of duckboard and hauling it through the inevitable drizzling mist.

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  • Henri swung himself out of the sea and rolled lengthwise onto the duckboard.

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  • So small was the floor area of that steel cabin that there was no room for me to stretch out my length on the narrow mesh duckboard but I didn't care.

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