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drainboard

[dreyn-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈdreɪnˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun
1.
a working surface beside or on a kitchen sink, formed and inclined to drain into the sink.
Origin of drainboard
1900-1905
An Americanism dating back to 1900-05; drain + board
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  • She carried her coffee cup to the sink, rinsed it out and set it on the drainboard.

    Know Thy Neighbor Elisabeth R. Lewis
  • Figure 58 shows an enameled iron sink, containing sink, drainboard, and back all in one piece.

    Rural Hygiene Henry N. Ogden
  • Wash out the towels and dishpan, and leave the sink and drainboard perfectly clean.

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