What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?

running board

a small ledge, step, or footboard, formerly beneath the doors of an automobile, to assist passengers entering or leaving the car.
Origin of running board
1810-20, in sense “platform from which a large pole boat is poled,” Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
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

a footboard along the side of a vehicle, esp an early motorcar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for running board

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for running

Scrabble Words With Friends