dash·​board ˈdash-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce dashboard (audio)
plural dashboards
: 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
: 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
: 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 To turn this on, visit your website’s dashboard, click on Settings, General, and then through to Privacy, select the Prevent third-party sharing box. Matt Burgess, WIRED, 10 Apr. 2024 The results are posted on a public dashboard on the EPA’s website. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 9 Apr. 2024 Since the early 1900s, the brand has proven itself as a premier developer of stopwatches and dashboard timers for prestigious institutions like the Olympic Games and Ferrari. Allen Farmelo, Robb Report, 9 Apr. 2024 Access to Members Only Dashboard: All purchases come with access to The One And Done Workout members-only dashboard. Mark Jackson, Discover Magazine, 2 Apr. 2024 Crypto-native financial advisory firm Steakhouse Financial publishes a helpful dashboard on where stablecoins are held on the ethereum blockchain. Mark Lurie, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 The dashboard displays the crimes in clusters on a map colored by the predominant type of crime in that cluster. Nicole Lopez, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 28 Mar. 2024 Eleven Capitol Police cruisers will be outfitted with dashboard cameras that will automatically record if a cruiser's emergency lights are triggered. Juhi Doshi, ABC News, 18 Mar. 2024 The deputies were not wearing body cameras, but video footage was recorded by a sheriff’s helicopter and witness dashboard cameras. Landon Mion, Fox News, 3 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Time Traveler
The first known use of dashboard was in 1842

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“Dashboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dashboard. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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dash·​board ˈdash-ˌbō(ə)rd How to pronounce dashboard (audio)
: a screen on the front of a usually horse-pulled vehicle to keep out water, mud, or snow
: a panel across an automobile or airplane below the windshield usually containing dials and controls

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