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ironing board

noun
1.
a flat, cloth-covered board or other surface, often foldable and having legs, on which clothing, linens, or similar articles are ironed.
Origin of ironing board
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • The under side of the ironing board, when forming a seat, is recessed near each side of its square end.

  • When the ironing board was finally located, Mother had something for him to do.

    David and the Phoenix Edward Ormondroyd
  • Plates 22, 23 and 24 show the ironing board in three sizes for children of varying ages.

    Toy Craft Leon H. Baxter
  • She had a figure like an ironing board and the soul of a Ramsden calculator.

    Unwise Child Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Lay the muslin upon the ironing board, the wrong side up, and always move the iron in the direction of the threads.

    The Young Housekeeper's Friend Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius
  • This type of ironing board is suitable for a child from four to six years of age.

    Toy Craft Leon H. Baxter
  • Place the sample over an ironing board and iron it with hot iron (about 200° F.).

    Textiles William H. Dooley
  • Tack a piece of asbestos on end of ironing board for iron stand.

British Dictionary definitions for ironing board

ironing board

noun
1.
a board, usually on legs, with a suitable covering on which to iron clothes
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