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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The door cards are more angular, too, and the dashboard itself is fairly sculpted. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "The Volkswagen Golf Mark 8 Is Getting a Radical Interior Redesign," 15 May 2019 Microsoft The new dashboard will be searchable via keyword and feature content like service and support updates, new blog posts, and the like. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft will ship the Windows 10 May 2019 Update in late May, giving you power over updates," 4 Apr. 2019 After a trip ends, the reminder to check the back seat appears on the dashboard. Ellen Byron, WSJ, "Despite Prevention Efforts, Hot-Car Casualties Are Rising," 11 Feb. 2019 He was charged in November 2015 on the same day as the release of police dashboard camera video showing the white officer shoot McDonald, a black teen, 16 times. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Morning Spin: Rauner says U.S. border policy splitting families is ‘heartbreaking’," 20 June 2018 Police Chief Erika Shields recently acknowledged that the department permanently lost years of police dashboard camera video. Stephen Deere, ajc, "Bottoms’ budget reflects issues in campaign, early crises in office," 20 June 2018 Prosecutors also played graphic dashboard camera video of the shooting. Evan Macdonald, cleveland.com, "Willoughby Hills man sentenced to 44 years in prison for shooting police officers at BMW dealership," 26 Apr. 2018 Two days later, just as Uber was preparing to announce measures intended to repair its relationship with drivers, Bloomberg posted a dashboard video that showed Kalanick riding in the back of a luxury Uber black car, partying with two young women. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "At Uber, a New C.E.O. Shifts Gears," 30 Mar. 2018 On Monday, the Harris County sheriff, Ed Gonzalez, vowed that the shooting would be fully investigated and said the department had released the dashboard video as a sign of its transparency. Matthew Haag, New York Times, "Video Shows Unarmed Texas Man With Pants Down Before Fatal Police Shooting," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of dashboard

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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