[ dreyn-bawrd, -bohrd ]

  1. a working surface beside or on a kitchen sink, formed and inclined to drain into the sink.

Origin of drainboard

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; drain + board

Words Nearby drainboard

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How to use drainboard in a sentence

  • Wash out the towels and dishpan, and leave the sink and drainboard perfectly clean.

  • She carried her coffee cup to the sink, rinsed it out and set it on the drainboard.

    Know Thy Neighbor | Elisabeth R. Lewis
  • Dundee said in a low voice, setting the fragile crystal dishes he carried upon the porcelain drainboard of the sink.

    Murder at Bridge | Anne Austin
  • Johnny and Barney huddled against the kitchen drainboard out of the main stream of traffic.

    Make Mine Homogenized | Rick Raphael
  • Figure 58 shows an enameled iron sink, containing sink, drainboard, and back all in one piece.

    Rural Hygiene | Henry N. Ogden