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boarding

[bawr-ding, bohr-] /ˈbɔr dɪŋ, ˈboʊr-/
noun
1.
wooden boards collectively.
2.
a structure of boards, as in a fence or a floor.
3.
the act of a person who boards a ship, train, airplane, or the like:
an uneventful boarding.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; board + -ing1
Related forms
preboarding, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for boardings

boarding

/ˈbɔːdɪŋ/
noun
1.
a structure of boards, such as a floor or fence
2.
timber boards collectively
3.
  1. the act of embarking on an aircraft, train, ship, etc
  2. (as modifier): a boarding pass
4.
a process used in tanning to accentuate the natural grain of hides, in which the surface of a softened leather is lightly creased by folding grain to grain and the fold is worked to and fro across the leather
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Word Origin and History for boardings

boarding

n.

1530s, "supplying of meals, food and lodging," from board (n.1) in its extended sense of "food" (via notion of "table"). Boarding-school is from 1670s; boarding house attested from 1728.

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