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ˈdæʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrddash·board

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. splashboard, splasher, dashboardnoun

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

  2. dashboard, fascianoun

    instrument panel on an automobile or airplane containing dials and controls


  1. Dashboardnoun

    an instrument panel beneath the front window of a motor vehicle (such as an automobile or truck), containing indicating gauges and dials, such as the speedometer and fuel gauges, and sometimes certain control knobs or other devices.


  1. dashboardnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From for meaning 1. Possibly expanded meaning later.

  2. dashboardnoun

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

    Etymology: From for meaning 1. Possibly expanded meaning later.

  3. dashboardnoun

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

    Etymology: From for meaning 1. Possibly expanded meaning later.

  4. dashboardverb

    To organize in a dashboard format.

    Dashboarding your work can enhance productivity.

    Etymology: From for meaning 1. Possibly expanded meaning later.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dashboardnoun

    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. Dashboardnoun

    the float of a paddle wheel

  3. Dashboardnoun

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


  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. dashboard

    A form of technology that displays and updates accurately the data, facts, information and statistics of a business, company, enterprise, unity government, technology, system or other type of organization.

    Many types of organizations use a dashboard to manage, review and update data of various types.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 1, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dashboard in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dashboard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of dashboard in a Sentence

  1. Katie Wright:

    I heard the police officer come to the window and say,' Put the phone down and get out of the car,' and Daunte said,' Why ?' And he said,' We'll explain to you when you get out of the car,' so, I heard the phone get either put on the dashboard or dropped, and I heard scuffling, and I heard the police officers say,' Daunte don't run.' And then the other officer said,' Put the phone down'.

  2. Mark Harmon:

    My parents kept things real — I had no idea they were famous, in fact, it did n’t hit me until one day when I was riding in the car with my father in Ann Arbor, Mich. – I was maybe 8 and could barely see above the dashboard – and we stopped at a crosswalk. Suddenly, we were surrounded by people who recognized my dad and were really thrilled to see him. I remember looking at this man I thought I knew so well and thinking, ‘ Who are you ? ’.

  3. William Whitlock:

    I proudly displayed that flag on the dashboard of my truck as I drove my segment of the relay, and I hope that everyone on the road that day not only looked at the special trailer we have, but sees it and reads it and checks out Children of Fallen Patriots and supports it, for me, it's duty and love…No man left behind.

  4. Nike Chief Executive Mark Parker:

    Athletes want more than a dashboard and data – they want a more personal relationship.

  5. Keith Lamont Scott:

    Since then, as a rule, I keep my wallet in my cup holder and my insurance and registration in my visor. When I'm pulled over, I toss my wallet on the dashboard, roll down the window and keep my hands on the wheel, that way, I don't have to reach for anything.

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