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[gahyd-bawrd, -bohrd]
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  1. a large board or sign, usually mounted on a post, giving directions to travelers.

Origin of guideboard

First recorded in 1800–10; guide + board
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Examples from the Web for guideboard

Historical Examples

  • There was no guideboard, and he could not remember by which road he had come.

    Bound to Rise

    Horatio Alger

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