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ironing board

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
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Duffham was stooping over the boy when I got back, his face long, and his cane lying on the ironing-board.

    Johnny Ludlow. First Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • He frowned at the ironing-board, balanced on two chairs in front of the window.

    The Preliminaries Cornelia A. P. Comer
  • As Oswald was staggering on under a Windsor armchair, with a tea-tray and an ironing-board under his arms, he ran into a man.

  • You can stand there and smoke your pipe and watch me carry the ironing-board about.

    The Land of Promise D. Torbett
  • Through the door that opened into the kitchen, he could see Lloyd at the ironing-board.

    The Little Colonel in Arizona Annie Fellows Johnston
  • "Monsieur le Baron wishes to retire to his apartment," said Philippe, raising the ironing-board.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Mrs. O'Brien was still at the ironing-board and Rosie had to shift clothes-horses to find a place on the floor for the big basin.

    The Rosie World Parker Fillmore
  • Then she shut the door, turned to the ironing-board, and took up the iron, as the figure of a man darkened the doorway.

    Northern Lights Gilbert Parker
  • Now bring me something for an ironing-board cover and the dresses.

    Crossed Trails in Mexico Nell Virginia Fairfax and Helen Allan Ripley
  • Nelly stood by the ironing-board, watching Ulrica flute the pretty lace ruffles.

    Nelly's Silver Mine Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for ironing-board

ironing board

a board, usually on legs, with a suitable covering on which to iron clothes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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