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ironing board

a flat, cloth-covered board or other surface, often foldable and having legs, on which clothing, linens, or similar articles are ironed.
Origin of ironing board
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • When the ironing board was finally located, Mother had something for him to do.

    David and the Phoenix Edward Ormondroyd
  • She had a figure like an ironing board and the soul of a Ramsden calculator.

    Unwise Child Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Another had slipped from her neck and was hanging on the corner of the ironing board.

  • This type of ironing board is suitable for a child from four to six years of age.

    Toy Craft Leon H. Baxter
  • Tack a piece of asbestos on end of ironing board for iron stand.

  • Celine ironed the bosom of a gentleman's white shirt on an ironing board supported by the backs of two chairs.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • The girl at the ironing board listened intently, strainingly, that she might hear if the selling of the farm was mentioned.

    Sisters Grace May North
  • Listening again, she heard the sound of a flatiron thumping an ironing board.

    Mary Louise in the Country L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
British Dictionary definitions for ironing board

ironing board

a board, usually on legs, with a suitable covering on which to iron clothes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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