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washboard definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: device consisting of a corrugated surface to scrub clothes on
2: protective covering consisting of a broad plank along a gunwale to keep water from splashing over the side [syn: washboard, splashboard]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1742 1. a broad thin plank along a gunwale or on the sill of a lower deck port to keep out the sea 2. baseboard 3. a. a corrugated rectangular surface that is used for scrubbing clothes or as a percussion instrument b. a road or pavement so worn by traffic as to be corrugated transversely c. an abdominal area characterized by prominent and well-defined musculature usually used attributively <a bodybuilder with washboard abs> <a washboard stomach>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a board of ribbed wood or a sheet of corrugated zinc on which clothes are scrubbed in washing. 2 this used as a percussion instrument, played with the fingers.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Washboard Wash"board`, n. 1. A fluted, or ribbed, board on which clothes are rubbed in washing them. 2. A board running round, and serving as a facing for, the walls of a room, next to the floor; a mopboard. 3. (Naut.) A broad, thin plank, fixed along the gunwale of boat to keep the sea from breaking inboard; also, a plank on the sill of a lower deck port, for the same purpose; -- called also wasteboard. --Mar. Dict.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Skirting-board, mop-board, base-board, surbase. 2. (Naut.) Wasteboard.

Moby Thesaurus

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