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board

1. the boards the acting profession; the stage
2. short for blackboard, chessboard, notice board, printed circuit board (see printed circuit), springboard, surfboard
3. Nautical
a. the side of a ship
b. the leg that a sailing vessel makes on a beat to windward
4. 
a. any of various portable surfaces specially designed for indoor games such as chess, backgammon, etc
b. (as modifier): board games
5. 
a. a set of hands in duplicate bridge
b. a wooden or metal board containing four slots, or often nowadays, a plastic wallet, in which the four hands are placed so that the deal may be replayed with identical hands
6. the hull of a sailboard, usually made of plastic, to which the mast is jointed and on which a windsurfer stands
7. sweep the board (in gambling) to win all the cards or money

Board

A long thin piece of lumber cut from a log; typically with a rectangular cross section; can be hand-hewn, hand-sawn, or mill-sawn.

Board

 

a usually rectangular plate of a specific size made from an electrically insulating material that is used in electrical and electronic apparatus as a base for the positioning and mechanical attachment of electrical and electronic components. It may also be used for the application of printed components and for the electrical interconnection of the components by means of wire or printed circuits.

Boards must provide the best possible characteristics for mechanical and electrical strength, stability of geometric dimensions and electrical parameters, resistance to climatic and mechanical influences, and ease of machining. These requirements vary depending on the intended use of the board, the operating conditions, and the arrangement of components. Materials usually used for boards include laminated plastics (electrical Micarta, textolite, and fiberglass laminate), phenol plastics, fluoroplastics, and molding materials of the AG-4 type.

board

[′bȯrd]
(materials)
A piece of lumber whose dimensions are less than 2 inches (5 centimeters) thick and between 4 and 12 inches (10 and 30 centimeters) wide.

board

1. Lumber less than 2 in. (5 cm) thick and between 4 in. (10 cm) and 12 in. (30 cm) in width; a board less than 4 in. (10 cm) wide may be classified as a strip.
2. Short for switchboard.
3. A box-office ticket board or seating chart.

board

(1)
In-context synonym for bboard; sometimes used even for Usenet newsgroups.

board

(2)
An electronic circuit board.
References in classic literature ?
She had passed 2 Years at one of the first Boarding-schools in London; had spent a fortnight in Bath and had supped one night in Southampton.
When this had been done, and Mrs Jarley had waited upon the boarding-schools in person, with a handbill composed expressly for them, in which it was distinctly proved that wax-work refined the mind, cultivated the taste, and enlarged the sphere of the human understanding, that indefatigable lady sat down to dinner, and drank out of the suspicious bottle to a flourishing campaign.
The few authors who have investigated Australian boarding schools (see Table 1) have commented on the scarcity of relevant boarding-school research, both in Australia and overseas, and have also noted that what is available is often dated and exists as a less significant aspect of more general research into private education.
It costs pounds 200,000 a year to keep a child in residential care, compared with typical boarding-school fees of pounds 30,000.