Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

What is the origin of "February"?

arch board

noun, Nautical.
1.
a distinctive area at the upper part of a stern, curving upward toward the center and giving the name and port of the vessel within a carved and painted frame; escutcheon.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for arch-board
Historical Examples
  • The arch-board, or part whereon the ship's name and port are painted.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for arch board

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for arch

9
9
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for arch-board