[weth-er-bawrd, -bohrd]
  1. an early type of board used as a siding for a building.
  2. Chiefly British. any of various forms of board used as a siding for a building.
  3. Nautical. the side of a vessel toward the wind.
verb (used with object)
  1. to cover or furnish with weatherboards.

Origin of weatherboard

First recorded in 1530–40; weather + board Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for weatherboard


  1. a timber board, with a groove (rabbet) along the front of its top edge and along the back of its lower edge, that is fixed horizontally with others to form an exterior cladding on a wall or roofCompare clapboard
  2. a sloping timber board fixed at the bottom of a door to deflect rain
  3. the windward side of a vessel
  4. Also called: weatherboard house mainly Australian and NZ a house having walls made entirely of weatherboards
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