[ dash-bawrd, -bohrd ]
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  1. (in an automobile or similar vehicle) a panel beneath the front window having various gauges and accessories for the use of the driver; instrument panel.

  2. Digital Technology.

    • a user interface or web page that gives a current summary, usually in graphic, easy-to-read form, of key information relating to progress and performance, especially of a business or website: Our managers use an interactive dashboard to monitor employee data.The project dashboard shows all tasks assigned to your team.Test scores are posted on the school dashboard.

    • a web page or portal that provides links to key information and useful tools on a website: You can see financial reports with just one click from the dashboard.Use the dashboard link to add a location to your blog post.

  1. a board or panel at the front of an open carriage or the like to protect the occupants from mud or dirt cast up by the hoofs of the animals drawing the vehicle.

Origin of dashboard

First recorded in 1840–50; dash1 + board

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British Dictionary definitions for dashboard


/ (ˈdæʃˌbɔːd) /

  1. Also called (Brit): fascia the instrument panel in a car, boat, or aircraft: Sometimes shortened to: dash

  2. obsolete a board at the side of a carriage or boat to protect against splashing

  1. commerce a document presenting the most significant information about a subject on a single page

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