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 video, taken from a police cruiser dashboard camera, shows a driver quickly brake and swerve around the woman before Sgt. Chris Preovolos, Houston Chronicle, "Car narrowly misses woman lying on Texas road," 6 June 2018 While Merlin provides members access to their data through a portal, Merlin will never compete by supplying an artist dashboard. Ed Christman, Billboard, "Merlin Primed to Reach $500 Million in Annual Collections for Indie Label Members," 18 June 2018 Faurecia is also working on an autonomous-vehicle dashboard in the steering wheel disappears into for autonomous driving. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Not far off: Your car becomes an extension of your brain," 4 Mar. 2018 The company’s chief executive Alexander Clark says its product, Slate, generates a dashboard summarizing thousands of data points on each student and is used by 850 schools. Douglas Belkin, WSJ, "The Data Colleges Collect on Applicants," 26 Jan. 2019 That old Infiniti still has its analog dashboard clock. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "How to Hit the Junkyard," 27 Nov. 2018 Next: The team is working to bring this dashboard to more locations, according to former project leader Idriss Ait-Bouziad’s presentation of the work at an MSF conference last year. Mallory Locklear, Discover Magazine, "With Big Data and Predictive Analytics, Scientists Are Getting Smarter About Outbreaks," 8 Nov. 2018 The face is only partially visible, with the mouth hidden behind the dashboard — as though a small child was sitting in the passenger seat. Meagan Fredette, Teen Vogue, "An Ohio Teen Says He Took a Photo of a Ghost Boy in His Truck," 10 Oct. 2018 Many car infotainment systems have their own dedicated music streaming apps, and in-car smartphone syncing systems like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will display the streaming app’s interface on the dashboard itself. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "5 essential tech options for your new car," 6 July 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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