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bridgeboard

[brij-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈbrɪdʒˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun
1.
a notched board serving as a string or carriage for a stair.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; bridge1 + board
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British Dictionary definitions for bridge board

bridgeboard

/ˈbrɪdʒˌbɔːd/
noun
1.
a board on both sides of a staircase that is cut to support the treads and risers Also called cut string
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