running board

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noun

a small ledge, step, or footboard, formerly beneath the doors of an automobile, to assist passengers entering or leaving the car.

Nearby words

  1. runner's knee,
  2. runner-up,
  3. running,
  4. running back,
  5. running belay,
  6. running bond,
  7. running commentary,
  8. running dog,
  9. running english,
  10. running fix

Origin of running board

1810–20, in sense “platform from which a large pole boat is poled,” Americanism

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British Dictionary definitions for running board

running board

noun

a footboard along the side of a vehicle, esp an early motorcar
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