drainboard drain"board` n. a board beside a kitchen sink having a surface inclined so as to drain into the sink.

Syn: draining board. [WordNet 1.5] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • drainboard — /drayn bawrd , bohrd /, n. a working surface beside or on a kitchen sink, formed and inclined to drain into the sink. [1900 05, Amer.; DRAIN + BOARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • drainboard — noun A slightly elevated and inclined surface, designed so that wet objects can be placed on that surface, and water on those objects can drip or drain away …   Wiktionary

  • drainboard — drain|board [ dreın,bɔrd ] noun count AMERICAN the place next to the sink in a kitchen where you leave wet dishes to dry …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drainboard — n. metal or plastic boad next to the kitchen sink formed as to allow water to drain into the sink …   English contemporary dictionary

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