weather board


[weth-er-bawrd, -bohrd]
an early type of board used as a siding for a building.
Chiefly British. any of various forms of board used as a siding for a building.
Nautical. the side of a vessel toward the wind.
verb (used with object)
to cover or furnish with weatherboards.

1530–40; weather + board Unabridged
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weatherboard (ˈwɛðəˌbɔːd)
1.  Compare clapboard a timber board, with a groove (rabbet) along the front of its top edge and along the back of its lower edge, that is fixed horizontally with others to form an exterior cladding on a wall or roof
2.  a sloping timber board fixed at the bottom of a door to deflect rain
3.  the windward side of a vessel
4.  chiefly (Austral), (NZ) Also called: weatherboard house a house having walls made entirely of weatherboards

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