from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To nail boards upon so as to lap one over another, in order to exclude rain, snow, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical:
- n. That side of a ship which is toward the wind; the windward side.
- n. A piece of plank placed in a ship's port when she is laid up in ordinary, inclined so as to turn off rain without preventing the circulation of air.
- n. A board used in weather-boarding.
- To nail boards upon, as a roof or wall, lapping one over another, in order to turn off rain, snow, etc.
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When Mahony bought it, and the piece of ground it stood on, it was an unpretentious weather-board in a rather dilapidated condition.
The houses are built according to the will or caprice of the owner, without any degree of uniformity, in all imaginable positions, and of all possible architecture; some few of brick, but the majority of wood (either weather-board or slab).
We live in, a weather-board house, jus 'hulled in.
The ranche was owned by a Scotsman, and his "weather-board" house was new and comfortable, but we found ourselves at the mercy of the most conservative of Chinese cooks, whom no blandishments could induce to give us at our meals any of the duck or snipe we shot, but who stuck with unwearying persistency to boiled pork and beans.
Thanks to this projecting weather-board, the apartments upon the upper floor were shaded from the sun's rays, like those persons who have weak eyes and who protect them from a strong light by wearing a green shade.
On a commanding site at the edge of a meadow several miles in length, and that seemed from the abrupt bluffs that bordered it to have been once the bottom of a lake, this two-story weather-board frame was readily discernible.
Whereupon Brown sought out a clean weather-board a shade or so above his head and wrote in bold letters.
The three young Bruces went every day across a beaten bush track, from their weather-board cottage home, past the big iron gates of Dene Hall,
John Brown chose another weather-board and the group closed round him to read --
They walked past the small weather-board school together, and few, if any, words passed between them.