boards oards n. 1. the boarding that surrounds an ice hockey rink. [WordNet 1.5]

2. the stage; as, to walk the boards, i.e. to act on stage. [PJC]

3. board examinations (in a profession, as in medicine); -- an informal contraction; as, to take the boards; he flunked the boards. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(of a theatre)

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