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[dreyn-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈdreɪnˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
a working surface beside or on a kitchen sink, formed and inclined to drain into the sink.
Origin of drainboard
1900-05, Americanism; drain + board Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • All washed, rinsed and sanitized items should be placed on a clean drainboard to air dry.
  • Utensil washing facilities consisting of a plumbed three compartment sink with drainboard area is required for all mobile units.
  • If a disposal is desired, it shall be located in the drainboard or a fourth sink is to be provided.
  • Thus sterilized for two minutes, the tin dishes were stacked on edge on the drainboard and left to dry by themselves.

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