Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In printing, a strong movable board upon which types are placed for distribution or for temporary stowage.
  • n. The broad smooth board on the outside of a railroad-car, above the cornice and windows, on which is painted the name of the road or other legend. Also called frieze.
  • n. The board or part of a vessel which carries its name and hailing-port.

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Examples

  • Back then, my son was just learning how to use a letter-board as a means of communication and we were unsure of how much he understood of what he heard.

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  • The next day in a workshop, Jeremy was asked to demonstrate his letter-board capabilities to a group of people watching on a video monitor in a separate room.

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  • Perhaps the alarm had already been raised by the tolling of that great bell which warns the inhabitants for miles around that a letter has broken loose from the letter-board.

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  • I raised my hand to the letter-board, meaning to effect a swift and lawless rescue, but paused at sound of a footstep behind me.

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  • But this was the first time I had ever seen an envelop of mine eating its heart out in bondage on a letter-board.

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  • He wants to know what was odd about this particular letter-board before which I was standing.

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  • This was the letter which now, at my second visit, I had found miserably pent on the letter-board.

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  • As we walked home, I told my monkey that was the last time; and my letter-board sign mischief monkey only grinned a little wider.

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  • I am adult now, but my letter-board sign mischief monkey is still my friend, and one day, a few years ago, my monkey and me decided to relive old times.

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  • Back then, it was pretty easy to do until they put the locked cage screen over the letter-board sign to prevent sign mischief; but in recent years, a new kind of advertising sign appeared.

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