[ bawr-ding, bohr- ]
/ ˈbɔr dɪŋ, ˈboʊr- /
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wooden boards collectively.
a structure of boards, as in a fence or a floor.
the act of a person who boards a ship, train, airplane, or the like: an uneventful boarding.



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Origin of boarding

First recorded in 1525–35; board + -ing1
pre·board·ing, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for boarding

/ (ˈbɔːdɪŋ) /


a structure of boards, such as a floor or fence
timber boards collectively
  1. the act of embarking on an aircraft, train, ship, etc
  2. (as modifier)a boarding pass
a process used in tanning to accentuate the natural grain of hides, in which the surface of a softened leather is lightly creased by folding grain to grain and the fold is worked to and fro across the leather
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