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 health department now updates its coronavirus dashboard on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays excluding holidays. Annie Berman, Anchorage Daily News, 17 July 2021 Our conclusion is based on the detailed comparison of Cinemark Holdings stock performance during the current crisis with that during the 2008 recession in our dashboard analysis. Trefis Team, Forbes, 7 July 2021 The program so far has responded to just 163 calls, or less than two a day, according to its online dashboard. oregonlive, 23 May 2021 The Puma shares its dashboard and switchgear with the Fiesta, with the ST getting a sports steering wheel, a metal and leather shifter and huggy Recaro sports seats standard. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 12 May 2021 The Florida Department of Health does not disclose variant cases on its public dashboard. Marlene Lenthang, ABC News, 9 May 2021 The driver’s cockpit and dashboard have been fitted with 12.3- inch and 10.2-inch touchscreens, respectively. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 6 July 2021 That’s up from 49 cases as of June 21, according to the nonprofit’s sequencing dashboard. Alison Steinbach, The Arizona Republic, 2 July 2021 City Council passed a resolution in May urging the State of Ohio legislature to amend the Ohio Public Records Act to provide that police body camera and dashboard camera footage be released within 48 hours after review. Olivia Mitchell, cleveland, 2 July 2021

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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 1 Aug. 2021.

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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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