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[sahyn-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈsaɪnˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
a board bearing a sign.
Origin of signboard
1625-35; sign + board Unabridged
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Examples from the web for signboard
  • Check the signboard by the entrance to ensure your car is going to your destination.
  • Two copper elephants guard the entrance of the main building, and a signboard informs guests of daily weather conditions.
  • Above the windows, a rectangular signboard is flanked by two rectangular attic vents.
  • Costs included remote location station signboard interface integration install only.
  • The photo should include a marker or signboard that indicates, at minimum, the date the photo was taken and location.
British Dictionary definitions for signboard


a board carrying a sign or notice, esp one used to advertise a product, event, etc
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Word Origin and History for signboard

also sign-board, 1630s, from sign (n.) + board (n.1).

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