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

Examples of dashboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dashboard camera in Officer Kevin Piner's patrol car captured more than 46 minutes of relevant footage from a two-hour recording, Wilmington Police Chief Donny Williams said Wednesday. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "Three cops fired after accidental dashcam activation captures racist rants," 25 June 2020 Mazda has upgraded its head up display to a clear projection on the windshield, a considerable improvement from an earlier system that used a small plastic panel rising from the dashboard. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Mazda CX-30 is a small SUV you'll love for fun and style and price and practicality," 4 June 2020 There have been 64,287 cases reported across Texas, according to data released Sunday on the state’s COVID-19 dashboard. Elizabeth Zavala, ExpressNews.com, "Hospital cases of novel coronavirus rising again, but stress on system is low," 31 May 2020 The state Department of Health and Human Services dashboard showed Saturday that the number of cases had increased 1% in the previous day. USA TODAY, "Hot dog contest, outdoor ballet, mask protests: News from around our 50 states," 7 July 2020 An exception is the District of Columbia, which recently added metrics on contact tracing to its online dashboard. Steve Thompson, Anchorage Daily News, "US states reveal little about success in contact tracing," 4 July 2020 On April 27, the health department began posting statewide data regarding long-term care facilities to its dashboard. Emily Hopkins, The Indianapolis Star, "After months of refusing, Indiana will identify nursing homes with coronavirus outbreaks," 1 July 2020 The obvious change is the arrival of a larger, higher resolution 10.9-inch touchscreen in the center of the dashboard, with this working with smarter hardware that now supports wireless Apple CarPlay integration. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "2021 Bentley Bentayga Gets Big Style and Content Upgrade," 30 June 2020 Late Wednesday, the Department of State Health Services reported on its dashboard that the seven-day average for positivity hit 10.42% on Tuesday. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "Gov. Greg Abbott halts elective surgeries in big metros, pauses further reopenings as Texas’ coronavirus cases spike," 25 June 2020

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First Known Use of dashboard

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dashboard was in 1842

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1 Aug 2020

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“Dashboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dashboard. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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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


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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