Definitions for aboveboardəˈbʌvˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a•bove•boardəˈbʌvˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd(adv.; adj.)
without tricks, concealment, or disguise; in the open.
Origin of aboveboard:
without concealment or deception; honest
"their business was open and aboveboard"; "straightforward in all his business affairs"
in an honest manner
"in he can't get it honestly, he is willing to steal it"; "was known for dealing aboveboard in everything"
Above the board or table. Hence: in open sight; without trick, concealment, or deception.
Fair and aboveboard.
above the board or table. Hence: in open sight; without trick, concealment, or deception