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weatherboard

[weth -er-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈwɛð ərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun
1.
an early type of board used as a siding for a building.
2.
Chiefly British. any of various forms of board used as a siding for a building.
3.
Nautical. the side of a vessel toward the wind.
verb (used with object)
4.
to cover or furnish with weatherboards.
Origin of weatherboard
1530-1540
First recorded in 1530-40; weather + board
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weatherboard

/ˈwɛðəˌbɔːd/
noun
1.
a timber board, with a groove (rabbet) along the front of its top edge and along the back of its lower edge, that is fixed horizontally with others to form an exterior cladding on a wall or roof Compare clapboard
2.
a sloping timber board fixed at the bottom of a door to deflect rain
3.
the windward side of a vessel
4.
(mainly Austral & NZ) Also called weatherboard house. a house having walls made entirely of weatherboards
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