Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Sports A short surfboard or wakeboard ridden in a kneeling position.
  • noun A clipboard used especially by pilots during flights for holding maps and checklists.
  • intransitive verb To ride a short surfboard or wakeboard in a kneeling position.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun surfing A short (often less than 6'), broad (sometimes extremely broad) surfboard designed to be ridden in the surf in a kneeling position, and often having traction pads in the central area as an alternative to wax, to help the knees grip the deck.
  • noun aviation A clipboard carried in the lap of an airplane pilot, on which basic flight data is recorded.

Etymologies

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From knee + board.

Examples

  • Dunnivan leaned in and helped him straighten the straps of his shoulder harness, plugged in his radio and night-vision goggles for him, handed him a kneeboard for maps and notes, then tapped him on the helmet.

    The Dream Machine

  • Dunnivan leaned in and helped him straighten the straps of his shoulder harness, plugged in his radio and night-vision goggles for him, handed him a kneeboard for maps and notes, then tapped him on the helmet.

    The Dream Machine

  • Two extra flight suits, gloves, kneeboard for flying, Glock 17 handgun, three small family pictures, six boxes of 9mm ammunition and my Velcro name patch with, of course, my name, rank and wings embroidered into the fabric.

    Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile

  • You start on a kneeboard – these are really stable and will help you get to grips with turning corners.

    Just get physical: active days out in Britain

  • Dunnivan leaned in and helped him straighten the straps of his shoulder harness, plugged in his radio and night-vision goggles for him, handed him a kneeboard for maps and notes, then tapped him on the helmet.

    The Dream Machine

  • Two extra flight suits, gloves, kneeboard for flying, Glock 17 handgun, three small family pictures, six boxes of 9mm ammunition and my Velcro name patch with, of course, my name, rank and wings embroidered into the fabric.

    Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile

  • I grabbed the pen attached to my kneeboard and stabbed it into my right knee.

    A Nightmare’s Prayer

  • He begins to jot notes and make diagrams on the paper clamped to his kneeboard.

    Touching History

  • He begins to jot notes and make diagrams on the paper clamped to his kneeboard.

    Touching History

  • Hull jotted the location on his kneeboard and compared it with where he was.

    Scott Speicher

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