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

Definition of dashboard

1 : a panel extending across the interior of a vehicle (such as an automobile) below the windshield and usually containing instruments and controls If something internal is wrong with your car, the dashboard will display an icon identifying the problem.— Aaron Widmar Abdullah sang along to the songs; I kept the rhythm by clapping my hands and drumming on the dashboard.— Emma Sky
2 : a graphical report (as on a website) of various data relevant to a particular business, group, etc. The dashboard provides data on regional, local and campus trends regarding COVID-19 testing, results and cases. The dashboard is updated each weekday with data from several different sources, including the campus testing program and self-reports by students and faculty.— Alex Perry Emory Police Department (EPD) will implement a dashboard of the department's data, including the status and findings of investigations and the demographics of those involved …— Ninad Kulkarni The RTA [Regional Transportation Authority of Northeastern Illinois] uses maps and dashboards to visualize revenue, ridership, and service availability at a regional scale.— Terry Bills
3 : a screen on the front of a usually horse-drawn vehicle to intercept water, mud, or snow

Examples of dashboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 2024 Mustang's interior benefits from some of the biggest changes for this new generation, incorporating all sorts of new displays and a fresh dashboard design that's far more modern than before. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 15 Sep. 2022 No data for schools is listed on the state’s monkeypox website dashboard, but the age range for cases to date is 18 to 69. Gretchen Cuda Kroen, cleveland, 15 Sep. 2022 The Coronavirus Resource Center, of which the dashboard is part, has averaged six million page views a month this year. Jon Kamp, WSJ, 14 Sep. 2022 The Purosangue’s wraparound dashboard seemingly creates two individual cockpits, with several touchscreens and a pop-up rotary controller for adjusting the cabin temperature. Tim Pitt, Robb Report, 13 Sep. 2022 There are three model types available: one with a suction cup for attaching to dashboard surfaces, one for cup holders, and one with a clip for attaching to an air vent. Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 12 Sep. 2022 As of Tuesday, over 10 million doses of the vaccine had been administered statewide, according to the Indiana COVID-19 vaccination dashboard. Claire Rafford, The Indianapolis Star, 8 Sep. 2022 The most recent state data, released to Utah’s COVID-19 dashboard Thursday, shows just 2,370 additional cases in the past week, hundreds fewer than last week. Paighten Harkins, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 Sep. 2022 Same as the previous school year, unvaccinated employees are still required to go undergo testing and the district will continue to update the COVID-19 dashboard on its website every Friday. Zareen Syed, Chicago Tribune, 6 Sep. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dashboard

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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“Dashboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dashboard. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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More Definitions for dashboard


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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