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scumboard

[ skuhm-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈskʌmˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /
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noun
a board or strip of material partly immersed in flowing water to hold back scum.
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Origin of scumboard

First recorded in 1895–1900; scum + board
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