drawing board

noun

1
: a board used as a base for drafting on paper
2
: a planning stage
a project still on the drawing board

Examples of drawing board in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s been on the city drawing board for years but has yet to go any further. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al, 27 May 2021 Winter Park is back to the drawing board in charting a path forward for its former library, which sits within shouting distance of Park Avenue. Ryan Gillespie, Orlando Sentinel, 9 Feb. 2023 A few months later, lawmakers went back to the drawing board ahead of spending cuts going into effect in January 2013 at the same time tax cuts passed under the George W. Bush administration were set to expire. Cami Mondeaux, Washington Examiner, 8 Feb. 2023 The San Marcos Police Department union and city council are heading back to the drawing board after a surprising vote Tuesday night to rescind their most recent Meet and Confer agreement. Annie Blanks, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Feb. 2023 See all Example Sentences for drawing board 

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Word History

First Known Use

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of drawing board was in 1701

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“Drawing board.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drawing%20board. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

drawing board

noun
1
: a board on which paper for drawing can be fastened
2
: a planning stage
his project was still on the drawing board

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