floor·​board | \ˈflȯr-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of floorboard 

1 : a board in a floor

2 : the floor of an automobile

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Erd added a floorboard so a driver wouldn't kick the tie rods (or the ground). Harry Sawyers, Popular Mechanics, "How to Build a Go Kart in One Day," 9 Mar. 2015 If a floorboard covers an area of pipes or cables, fixing it with a screw instead of a nail will allow easy access. The Editors Of House Beautiful, House Beautiful, "How to Fix Scratched and Creaky Floorboards," 11 Feb. 2015 Pine beams from a Boston warehouse were milled for the new house’s main-level flooring (now with radiant heat), while the hand-hewn floorboards upstairs came from a Nova Scotia barn. New York Times, "When Lightning Strikes Back," 4 Mar. 2018 Pierre jumped up and down with glee, making the floorboards shake. Robert F. Worth, New York Times, "Pierre Sioufi, Who Sheltered ‘the Kids’ of the Arab Spring, Is Dead at 56," 12 Apr. 2018 Mine was in a bit better shape; in wet weather, water spritzed through the driver's side floorboard in Dave's Legacy wagon. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, "A Reporter’s Succession of Crappy Cars," 24 Aug. 2017 Arriving officers found Kim slumped over on the floorboard of the front passenger seat and provided aid until paramedics arrived, police records show. Alex Horton, Washington Post, "Police find an Uber passenger fatally shot in a crashed car — and arrest the driver," 2 June 2018 Other touches include things like an optional refrigerator in the center console and the designer’s signature backlit on the floorboard. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Got $360K burning a hole in your pocket? Check out the Range Rover SV Coupe," 16 June 2018 Soon, Davis unearthed more bundles of cash, all of which were carefully stashed underneath layers of rotting carpet, tiles and floorboards. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "$2 Million in World War II-Era Cash Found Under Floor of Churchill’s Tailor," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of floorboard

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of floorboard was in 1881

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English Language Learners Definition of floorboard

: a board in a floor

: the floor of a vehicle

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