Weatherboard
Weatherboard Weath"er*board`, n. 1. (Naut.) (a) That side of a vessel which is toward the wind; the windward side. (b) A piece of plank placed in a porthole, or other opening, to keep out water. [1913 Webster]

2. (a) (Arch.) A board extending from the ridge to the eaves along the slope of the gable, and forming a close junction between the shingling of a roof and the side of the building beneath. (b) A clapboard or feather-edged board used in weatherboarding. [1913 Webster]


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  • weatherboard — weatherboard·ing; weatherboard; …   English syllables

  • weatherboard — chiefly Brit. ► NOUN 1) a sloping board attached to the bottom of an outside door to keep out the rain. 2) each of a series of horizontal boards nailed to outside walls with edges overlapping to keep out the rain. DERIVATIVES weatherboarding noun …   English terms dictionary

  • weatherboard — [weth′ərbôrd΄] n. 1. a) CLAPBOARD b) weatherboards collectively 2. Naut. the windward side of a ship vt. to cover with weatherboards …   English World dictionary

  • weatherboard — UK [ˈweðə(r)ˌbɔː(r)d] / US [ˈweðərˌbɔrd] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms weatherboard : singular weatherboard plural weatherboards British one of a set of wooden boards used for protecting the outside of some buildings, arranged so that… …   English dictionary

  • weatherboard — noun Date: circa 1540 1. clapboard, siding 2. the weather side of a ship • weatherboarded adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • weatherboard — /wedh euhr bawrd , bohrd /, n. 1. an early type of board used as a siding for a building. 2. Chiefly Brit. any of various forms of board used as a siding for a building. 3. Naut. the side of a vessel toward the wind. v.t. 4. to cover or furnish… …   Universalium

  • weatherboard — noun a) The windward side of a vessel. b) A plank placed over an opening to keep out driven water …   Wiktionary

  • weatherboard — Synonyms and related words: beam, billet, board, boarding, brick, clapboard, cord, cordwood, deal, driftwood, face, firewood, glass, glaze, hardwood, lath, lathing, lathwork, log, lumber, panelboard, paneling, panelwork, paper, plank, planking,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Weatherboard — wooden house …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • weatherboard — Australian Slang wooden house …   English dialects glossary

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