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

  • n. A long, narrow padded board, often with collapsible supporting legs, used as a working surface for ironing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A long board, often covered with fabric and having on legs that are usually collapsible, on which one can iron clothes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a flat board, upon which clothes are laid while being ironed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A smooth board covered with cloth, on which to iron clothing, etc.

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

  • n. narrow padded board on collapsible supports; used for ironing clothes


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  • The lighting was dim and furnishings scant: a single bed, a small dresser displaying a model ofApollo 11,a broken rocker that Mother used to hold the ironing, an ironing board and the piano.

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

  • Beauty parlors gave "antiperms," but the preferred method among teenagers was laying their heads on the ironing board and pressing their locks with a clothes iron.

    Futures Imperfect

  • The chair back was as stiff and upright as an ironing board and the seat was too small for a midget's ass.



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