a narrow footboard serving as a step beneath the doors of some old cars
A narrow board serving as a step beneath the doors of some cars.
A running board is a narrow step fitted under the side doors of a car or truck. It aids entry, especially into high vehicles, and is typical of vintage cars, which had much higher ground clearances than today's vehicles. It is also used as a fashion statement on vehicles that would not otherwise require it. Running boards may also be used to stand on while the vehicle is moving. The name running board is also given to safety appliances for walking on rail cars. Gangsters in the early 20th century used running boards to get a good aim at police officers, and rival gangsters. They stood on them while the getaway car was moving at high speed.
The numerical value of running board in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of running board in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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