boardings

boarding

[bawr-ding, bohr-]
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:
1525–35; board + -ing1

preboarding, adjective, noun
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boarding (ˈbɔːdɪŋ)
 
n
1.  a structure of boards, such as a floor or fence
2.  timber boards collectively
3.  a.  the act of embarking on an aircraft, train, ship, etc
 b.  (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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boarding
1530s, "supplying of meals, food and lodging," from board (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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