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[flawr-bawrd, flohr-bohrd] /ˈflɔrˌbɔrd, ˈfloʊrˌboʊrd/
any of the boards composing a floor.
the floor of an automotive vehicle.
verb (used with object)
floor (def 19).
Origin of floorboard
First recorded in 1880-85; floor + board Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If she drew back from our floorboard, there was the tongue in her head to say it.

    Dwellers in the Hills Melville Davisson Post
  • You can get a clean round bullet-hole in glass, but not in a floorboard.

    A Case in Camera

    Oliver Onions
  • A little creaking of a floorboard, a vague, misty blur almost at his side, and still Lee saved his fire.

    Judith of Blue Lake Ranch

    Jackson Gregory
  • They drew up to it fast, but his foot automatically eased up on the floorboard pedal until the girl spoke sharply.

    Double Take Richard Wilson
  • Tom jammed the accelerator down to the floorboard and the jet car fairly leaped ahead.

    The Space Pioneers Carey Rockwell
British Dictionary definitions for floorboard


one of the boards forming a floor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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