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[duhk-bawrd, -bohrd]
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  1. a board or boards laid as a track or floor over wet or muddy ground.

Origin of duckboard

First recorded in 1915–20; duck1 + board
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Examples from the Web for duckboard

Historical Examples

  • It was about a mile from the line down a "beautiful" duckboard track.

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  • I pawed the mud with my right in order to find the duckboard.

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  • As we were coming down the duckboard track after being relieved Jerry started to put over a barrage.

  • At some 'posts' there was nothing better to sit on than the muddy 'fire-step' or at best half a duckboard or an old bomb box.

  • I stamped on the duckboard and kicked the sides of the trench and jerked my rifle up and down just to keep myself awake.

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British Dictionary definitions for duckboard


  1. a board or boards laid so as to form a floor or path over wet or muddy ground
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