dashboard

noun
dash·​board | \ ˈdash-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce dashboard (audio) \

Definition of dashboard

1 : a screen on the front of a usually horse-drawn vehicle to intercept water, mud, or snow
2 : a panel extending across the interior of a vehicle (such as an automobile) below the windshield and usually containing instruments and controls

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Video from a dashboard camera in his vehicle, which had previously been made public, showed Thomas walking toward the car but didn’t show the shooting. Washington Post, "Ex-deputy says he feared attack before shooting unarmed man," 1 Aug. 2019 These systems include voice command options, a screen located in the middle of the dashboard or a rotary wheel in the center console. Rebekah Tuchscherer, USA TODAY, "Older drivers are more likely to be distracted by tech while driving, AAA report says," 25 July 2019 The company released a rendering of the vehicle's dashboard in January 2018. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "GM’s Cruise scraps 2019 launch plans but expands San Francisco testing," 24 July 2019 As part of the dashboard, GoSite has a custom content management system for building and maintaining websites, and recently launched a payments feature competitive to Square. San Diego Union-Tribune, "How this 32-year-old in Mission Valley created a multimillion-dollar startup," 11 June 2019 The Raleigh Police Department obtained a court order allowing it to release multiple clips of dashboard and body camera video Monday. Alex Derosier, The Seattle Times, "DA: No charges for police videotaped subduing man with baton," 20 Aug. 2018 The Raleigh Police Department obtained a court order allowing it to release multiple clips of dashboard and body camera video Monday. Alex Derosier And Jonathan Drew, Fox News, "DA: No charges for police videotaped subduing man with baton," 20 Aug. 2018 Narrow vents across the dashboard provide air flow. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Chevy breaks the mold with faster, more sophisticated 2020 Corvette Stingray," 18 July 2019 Inside, the car has a rotating pane in the center of the dashboard. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "Bentley's new Flying Spur sedan can go 207 miles per hour," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of dashboard

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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dashboard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dashboard

: the part of the inside of a car, truck, etc., that is below the windshield and that has the controls on it

dashboard

noun
dash·​board | \ ˈdash-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce dashboard (audio) \

Kids Definition of dashboard

: a panel across an automobile or aircraft below the windshield usually containing dials and controls

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