sprayboard
Dashboard Dash"board` (d[a^]sh"b[=o]rd`), n. 1. A board placed on the fore part of a carriage, sleigh, or other vehicle, to intercept water, mud, or snow, thrown up by the heels of the horses; -- in England commonly called {splashboard}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) (a) The float of a paddle wheel. (b) A screen at the bow af a steam launch to keep off the spray; -- called also {sprayboard}. [1913 Webster]

3. an instrument panel beneath the front window of a motor vehicle (such as an automobile or truck), containing indicating gauges and dials, such as the speedometer and fuel gauges, and sometimes certain control knobs or other devices. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Sprayboard — Spray board (spr[=a] b[=o]rd ), n. 1. (Naut.) See {Dashboard}, n., 2 (b) . [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) A screen raised above any part of the gunwale of a boat to keep out spray. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dashboard — Dash board (d[a^]sh b[=o]rd ), n. 1. A board placed on the fore part of a carriage, sleigh, or other vehicle, to intercept water, mud, or snow, thrown up by the heels of the horses; in England commonly called {splashboard}. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • splashboard — Dashboard Dash board (d[a^]sh b[=o]rd ), n. 1. A board placed on the fore part of a carriage, sleigh, or other vehicle, to intercept water, mud, or snow, thrown up by the heels of the horses; in England commonly called {splashboard}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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