[flawr-bawrd, flohr-bohrd]
verb (used with object)
  1. floor(def 19).

Origin of floorboard

First recorded in 1880–85; floor + board
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Examples from the Web for floorboard

Historical Examples of floorboard

  • If she drew back from our floorboard, there was the tongue in her head to say it.

    Dwellers in the Hills

    Melville Davisson Post

  • You can get a clean round bullet-hole in glass, but not in a floorboard.

    A Case in Camera

    Oliver Onions

  • A little creaking of a floorboard, a vague, misty blur almost at his side, and still Lee saved his fire.

  • They drew up to it fast, but his foot automatically eased up on the floorboard pedal until the girl spoke sharply.

    Double Take

    Richard Wilson

  • Tom jammed the accelerator down to the floorboard and the jet car fairly leaped ahead.

    The Space Pioneers

    Carey Rockwell

British Dictionary definitions for floorboard


  1. one of the boards forming a floor
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