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

  • n. A buoyant board used to keep the upper body of a swimmer afloat while allowing free movement of the legs, used chiefly to improve kicking technique or develop leg strength and endurance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small, buoyant board used to support a swimmer's upper body and arms while allowing free kicking movements.
  • n. On pianos and organs, a vertical panel located above the pedals.
  • n. On doors, the vinyl panel at the bottom eight inches.


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