Definitions for dashboardˈdæʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dash•boardˈdæʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd(n.)

  1. the instrument panel of an automotive vehicle.

    Category: Automotive

  2. a board at the front of an open carriage to deflect mud or dirt.

    Category: Transportation

Origin of dashboard:

1840–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. splashboard, splasher, dashboard(noun)

    protective covering consisting of a panel to protect people from the splashing water or mud etc.

  2. dashboard, fascia(noun)

    instrument panel on an automobile or airplane containing dials and controls

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dashboard(noun)ˈdæʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd

    the part of a car with instruments for the driver

    a light flashing on the dashboard

Wiktionary

  1. dashboard(Noun)

    An upturned screen of wood or leather placed on the front of a horse-drawn carriage, sleigh or other vehicle that protected the driver from mud, debris, water and snow thrown up by the horse's hooves.

  2. dashboard(Noun)

    A panel under the windscreen of a motor car or aircraft, containing indicator dials, compartments, and sometimes controls.

  3. dashboard(Noun)

    A graphical user interface in the form of or resembling a motor car dashboard.

  4. dashboard(Verb)

    To organize in a dashboard format.

    Dashboarding your work can enhance productivity.

  5. Origin: From for meaning 1. Possibly expanded meaning later.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dashboard(noun)

    a board placed on the fore part of a carriage, sleigh, or other vehicle, to intercept water, mud, or snow, thrown up by the heels of the horses; -- in England commonly called splashboard

  2. Dashboard(noun)

    the float of a paddle wheel

  3. Dashboard(noun)

    a screen at the bow af a steam launch to keep off the spray; -- called also sprayboard

Freebase

  1. Dashboard

    A dashboard is a control panel placed in front of the driver of an automobile, housing instrumentation and controls for operation of the vehicle. The word originally applied to a barrier of wood or leather fixed at the front of a horse-drawn carriage or sleigh to protect the driver from mud or other debris "dashed" up by the wheels and horses' hooves.


Translations for dashboard

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

dashboard(noun)

a board etc with dials, switches etc in front of the driver's seat in a car.

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