Definitions

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

  • noun A flexible board mounted on a fulcrum with one end secured, used by gymnasts to gain momentum, as in vaulting.
  • noun Something that helps to launch a career or activity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An elastic board used in vaulting, etc.
  • noun In lumbering, a short, board, shod atone end with an iron calk, which is inserted in a notch cut in a tree, on which the faller stands while felling the tree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An elastic board, secured at the ends, or at one end, often by elastic supports, used in performing feats of agility or in exercising.

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

  • noun A diving board consisting of a flexible, springy, cantilevered platform, used for diving into water.
  • noun gymnastics A small platform on springs and usually hinged at one end, used to launch or vault onto other equipment.
  • noun figuratively Anything that gives a person or thing energy or impulse, or that serves to launch or begin something.
  • verb transitive To launch or propel as if from a springboard.

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

  • noun a beginning from which an enterprise is launched
  • noun a flexible board for jumping upward

Etymologies

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spring +‎ board

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