Nautical. the side of a vessel toward the wind.
to cover or furnish with weatherboards.
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How to use weatherboard in a sentence
They could at least weatherboard them and make them more comfortable.The Land of Lure | Elliott Smith
weatherboard—that is, planks overlapping each other—was formerly much used for house-fronts, and possessed great durability.Nooks and Corners of English Life, Past and Present | John Timbs
It was a small four-roomed weatherboard cottage, with a bark roof, but very neatly put on.Robbery Under Arms | Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
Far otherwise is it with a weatherboard building overtaken by the same fate.Savage Island | Basil C. Thomson
In the middle of the day we baited our horses at a little inn, called the weatherboard.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World | Charles Darwin
British Dictionary definitions for weatherboard
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 roof: Compare clapboard
a sloping timber board fixed at the bottom of a door to deflect rain
the windward side of a vessel
Also called: weatherboard house mainly Australian and NZ a house having walls made entirely of weatherboards
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