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running board

noun
1.
a small ledge, step, or footboard, formerly beneath the doors of an automobile, to assist passengers entering or leaving the car.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20, in sense “platform from which a large pole boat is poled,” Americanism
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Examples from the web for running board
  • But one running board felt loose, as if a bolt was missing.
  • He hops onto the running board and gets us to the festival an hour later.
  • It is impossible to have a running board at the center of the roof on a car with roof hatches at the center.
  • Chauffer, officer, tillerman and two members on running board are clearly visible.
  • The candidate will move the rolls one at a time from the starting point to the rear running board of the fire apparatus.
  • The lift seat can reach below the running board on some trucks.
  • Some electric arc welding is also accomplished on running board steel support structures.
  • Ride on the running board or stand up in the body of a moving vehicle.
British Dictionary definitions for running board

running board

noun
1.
a footboard along the side of a vehicle, esp an early motorcar
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