[weth-er-bawr-ding, -bohr-]

Origin of weatherboarding

First recorded in 1625–35; weatherboard + -ing1


[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

Examples from the Web for weatherboarding

Historical Examples of weatherboarding

  • The weatherboarding and the roof should be tight to prevent too free escape of the smoke.

    Home Pork Making

    A. W. Fulton

British Dictionary definitions for weatherboarding


  1. an area or covering of weatherboards
  2. weatherboards collectively


  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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