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

  • n. A board in a floor.
  • n. The floor of a motor vehicle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the long boards laid over joists to make a floor.
  • n. The floor of a car.
  • v. To sink the gas pedal into the floorboard of the car, in order to bring the car to the highest possible speed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a board in the floor.
  • n. the floor of an automobile.

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

  • n. a board in the floor
  • n. a board in the floor
  • n. the floor of an automobile


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