Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A board that lies beneath something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Under the board, or table; hence, secretly; unfairly; underhand. See the Note under aboveboard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Secretly; clandestinely; underhand; unfairly: opposed to aboveboard.

Etymologies

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under- +‎ board

Examples

  • When it comes to being secure from foreign terrorist attack, I choose somewhat overboard instead of underboard!

    The Volokh Conspiracy » What TSA is doing

  • David M. Nieporent: if tinted windows make traffic stops more dangerous, then cops should go, er, underboard with their enforcement of tinted windows infractions, only pulling over such cars when absolutely necessary.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » When a Police Officer Pulls Over a Law Student

  • Never one to go underboard, Ging­rich called for “explosively replac [ing] the failed bureaucracies of the past.”

    Mr. Conservative

  • Not going overboard, but not going underboard either.

    digg.com: Top News

  • Forgive us if we went a little overboard, or maybe underboard, with this first Holiday Media Molecule Talks LittleBigPlanet Moderation, New Patches and the Fun of Naughty Music If you can get through the four thousand "uhs" that kick off our latest AIM

    Kotaku

  • As above, that doesn’t make any sense, of course; if tinted windows make traffic stops more dangerous, then cops should go, er, underboard with their enforcement of tinted windows infractions, only pulling over such cars when absolutely necessary.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » When a Police Officer Pulls Over a Law Student

  • This follows by the figure metalepsis: as to call a child, in the presence of his father and mother, a bastard, or whore's son, is tacitly and underboard no less than if he had said openly the father is a cuckold and his wife a punk.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 3

  • It isn't in the man's blood to do anything underboard. "

    The Place of Honeymoons

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