floor·​board | \ ˈflȯr-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce floorboard (audio) \

Definition of floorboard

1 : a board in a floor
2 : the floor of an automobile

Examples of floorboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Blake had a knife on the driver's side floorboard and had no other weapons, the DOJ said in a news release. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said Jacob Blake had knife in car but would not clarify if responding officers knew about it," 26 Aug. 2020 The man grabbed a pistol from the floorboard and while waving the gun, shot and killed a white union member. Bernice Yeung, ProPublica, "How the History of Waterloo, Iowa, Explains How Meatpacking Plants Became Hotbeds of COVID-19," 21 Dec. 2020 The couple have found a way to keep people from dying alone by keeping them not exactly alive, but zombie-like in their walls and under the floorboard. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, "We Need To Talk About That Chilling Books Of Blood Ending," 7 Oct. 2020 And her pants and her clothes … were in the floorboard by her feet. Peter Van Sant, CBS News, "Accident or homicide? Debate lingers over cause of Texas cheerleader's fatal injuries," 19 Sep. 2020 Allowing the floors to go unprotected can mean expensive carpet replacement, or even allow rust in the floorboard. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "3 Ways to Protect Your Vehicle’s Floor and Upholstery," 1 Oct. 2019 Kaul has previously said investigators found a knife on the driver's side floorboard after the shooting. NBC News, "Former Madison, Wisconsin, police chief tapped to help Jacob Blake investigation," 22 Sep. 2020 To the contrary, the Democratic field grew to a floorboard-busting 26 candidates. Los Angeles Times, "Joe Biden elected president; Trump first incumbent defeated in nearly 30 years," 7 Nov. 2020 Police recovered a knife from his floorboard but have not given a full accounting of what happened. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Wisconsin resident upset by Kenosha violence has launched an effort to recall Gov. Tony Evers," 28 Aug. 2020

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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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19 Jan 2021

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“Floorboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floorboard. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of floorboard

: a board in a floor
US : the floor of a vehicle

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