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bridgeboard

[brij-bawrd, -bohrd]
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noun
  1. a notched board serving as a string or carriage for a stair.
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Origin of bridgeboard

First recorded in 1875–80; bridge1 + board
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Historical Examples

  • If he misses a hole, his marble is lost to the owner of the Bridgeboard.

    The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (Vol I of II)

    Alice Bertha Gomme


British Dictionary definitions for bridgeboard

bridgeboard

noun
  1. a board on both sides of a staircase that is cut to support the treads and risersAlso called: cut string
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