running board


noun

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

Origin of running board

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


noun

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