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[weth -er-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈwɛð ərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
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.
Origin of weatherboard
1530-40; weather + board Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for weatherboard
  • The house is two and one-half story house clad in weatherboard, with a hipped roof with a ridge and four external brick chimneys.
  • The siding is weatherboard, with flush board on the first story façade.
  • The house is of heavy timber frame construction with weatherboard siding.
  • It is a one-story, weatherboard-clad building on a brick foundation.
  • The walls are weatherboard and the foundation is of stone, wood and brick piers.
  • The walls are finished with weatherboard and the roof is clad with composition shingles.
  • The upper story is sheathed in weatherboard atop a plain frame belt course.
  • The house is sheathed in weatherboard siding and the roof is covered with metal shingles.
  • The building itself is a two-story, lateral gable building sheathed in weatherboard and set upon a brick pier foundation.
  • The frame house is clad in weatherboard and rests on a brick pier with brick infill foundation.
British Dictionary definitions for weatherboard


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 Compare clapboard
a sloping timber board fixed at the bottom of a door to deflect rain
the windward side of a vessel
(mainly Austral & NZ) Also called weatherboard house. a house having walls made entirely of weatherboards
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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