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floorboard

[flawr-bawrd, flohr-bohrd] /ˈflɔrˌbɔrd, ˈfloʊrˌboʊrd/
noun
1.
any of the boards composing a floor.
2.
the floor of an automotive vehicle.
verb (used with object)
3.
floor (def 19).
Origin of floorboard
1880-1885
1880-85; floor + board
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Examples from the Web for floorboard
Historical Examples
  • You can get a clean round bullet-hole in glass, but not in a floorboard.

    A Case in Camera Oliver Onions
  • If she drew back from our floorboard, there was the tongue in her head to say it.

    Dwellers in the Hills Melville Davisson Post
  • Tom jammed the accelerator down to the floorboard and the jet car fairly leaped ahead.

    The Space Pioneers Carey Rockwell
  • A little creaking of a floorboard, a vague, misty blur almost at his side, and still Lee saved his fire.

    Judith of Blue Lake Ranch Jackson Gregory
  • They drew up to it fast, but his foot automatically eased up on the floorboard pedal until the girl spoke sharply.

    Double Take Richard Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for floorboard

floorboard

/ˈflɔːˌbɔːd/
noun
1.
one of the boards forming a floor
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