drawing board

noun
|Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of drawing board

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

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First Known Use of drawing board

1725

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DRAWING BOARD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of drawing board for English Language Learners

  • : a large flat board that is used for holding paper for drawing

  • : the time during which something is being planned : the planning stage of something


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