Definitions for washboardˈwɒʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd, ˈwɔʃ-
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wash•boardˈwɒʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd, ˈwɔʃ-(n.)
a rectangular board or frame, typically with a corrugated metallic surface, on which clothes are rubbed in the process of washing.
a baseboard around the walls of a room.
a thin, broad plank fastened to and projecting above the gunwale or side of a boat to keep out the sea.
(adj.)resembling a washboard in being hard and ripply:
Category: Common Vocabulary
device consisting of a corrugated surface to scrub clothes on
protective covering consisting of a broad plank along a gunwale to keep water from splashing over the side
a board with a corrugated surface against which laundry may be rubbed
such a board used as a simple percussion instrument
a board fastened along a ship's gunwale to prevent splashing; a splashboard
A stretch of ripples or bumps on a dirt or gravel road, mostly occurring at corners; which is caused by wear from traffic, erosion from wet weather, or poor grading.
a fluted, or ribbed, board on which clothes are rubbed in washing them
a board running round, and serving as a facing for, the walls of a room, next to the floor; a mopboard
a broad, thin plank, fixed along the gunwale of boat to keep the sea from breaking inboard; also, a plank on the sill of a lower deck port, for the same purpose; -- called also wasteboard