[flawr-bawrd, flohr-bohrd]


any of the boards composing a floor.
the floor of an automotive vehicle.

verb (used with object)

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



one of the boards forming a floor
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