ironing board



a flat, cloth-covered board or other surface, often foldable and having legs, on which clothing, linens, or similar articles are ironed.

Origin of ironing board

First recorded in 1835–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ironing board

Historical Examples of ironing board

  • Nancy lifted herself from her ironing-board and looked at her brother.

    The Leatherwood God

    William Dean Howells

  • He frowned at the ironing-board, balanced on two chairs in front of the window.

    The Preliminaries

    Cornelia A. P. Comer

  • Aunt Stanshy said nothing, but continued to thump away on her ironing-board.

  • You can stand there and smoke your pipe and watch me carry the ironing-board about.

  • "Monsieur le Baron wishes to retire to his apartment," said Philippe, raising the ironing-board.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

British Dictionary definitions for ironing board

ironing board


a board, usually on legs, with a suitable covering on which to iron clothes
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