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Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Boarding Board"ing, n. 1. (Naut.) The act of entering a ship, whether with a hostile or a friendly purpose. Both slain at one time, as they attempted the boarding of a frigate. --Sir F. Drake. 2. The act of covering with boards; also, boards, collectively; or a covering made of boards. 3. The act of supplying, or the state of being supplied, with regular or specified meals, or with meals and lodgings, for pay. Boarding house, a house in which boarders are kept. Boarding nettings (Naut.), a strong network of cords or ropes erected at the side of a ship to prevent an enemy from boarding it. Boarding pike (Naut.), a pike used by sailors in boarding a vessel, or in repelling an attempt to board it. --Totten. Boarding school, a school in which pupils receive board and lodging as well as instruction.



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