signboard

[ sahyn-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈsaɪnˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /

noun

a board bearing a sign.

Nearby words

  1. signalment,
  2. signatory,
  3. signature,
  4. signature loan,
  5. signature tune,
  6. signed english,
  7. signed minor,
  8. signed number,
  9. signed, sealed, and delivered,
  10. signed-ranks test

Origin of signboard

First recorded in 1625–35; sign + board

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British Dictionary definitions for signboard

signboard

/ (ˈsaɪnˌbɔːd) /

noun

a board carrying a sign or notice, esp one used to advertise a product, event, etc
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Word Origin and History for signboard

signboard

n.

also sign-board, 1630s, from sign (n.) + board (n.1).

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