[ dreyn-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈdreɪnˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /


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


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Origin of drainboard

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; drain + board
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Example sentences from the Web for drainboard

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

    Know Thy Neighbor|Elisabeth R. Lewis
  • Wash out the towels and dishpan, and leave the sink and drainboard perfectly clean.

  • Figure 58 shows an enameled iron sink, containing sink, drainboard, and back all in one piece.

    Rural Hygiene|Henry N. Ogden