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

Definition of floorboard

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

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The wood flooring downstairs, some of it longleaf pine, was also in relatively good shape, although it has been sanded and refinished so many times through the years that the tongue and groove connection between several floorboards is visible. Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, "110-year-old South Side San Antonio home getting a complete renovation," 19 Aug. 2019 The floorboards of our rehearsal space and the walls of the Friedman Theatre pulsated with generosity, collaboration, two feet planted in the present, and an eye on the future. Brandon Uranowitz, Town & Country, "Legendary Broadway Director Hal Prince Remembered For His "Immovable Reverence for Talent"," 5 Aug. 2019 Their first phase of the renovation was installing white-oak floorboards throughout the apartment to lighten up the entire space. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "How This Couple Turned a Generic NYC Condo Into Their Dream Home," 26 July 2019 Our friends and lovers would join us; dust from the floorboards would rise up under the DIY bicycle wheel chandelier. Aimée Lutkin, Curbed, "Losing a home you’ve already left," 6 June 2019 Under the supervision of architects Nan Gutterman and Albert Comly Jr. of Vitetta, the pond-size holes in the floors have been covered in wide oak floorboards. Inga Saffron, https://www.inquirer.com, "This building on the Delaware River saved immigrant lives for 95 years. Now it’s been rescued by Tinicum Twp. | Inga Saffron," 4 June 2019 While talking to the driver, the officer smelled marijuana and observed shake and a bowl on the floorboard. John Benson, cleveland.com, "Neighbor accused of spraying bug killer and perfume into resident’s air conditioner: Strongsville Police Blotter," 7 Aug. 2019 Old boot marks could be seen on the floorboards of some carriages. Martin E. Comas, orlandosentinel.com, "A caravan of modern-day trucks hauls antique carriages across Seminole," 24 July 2019 Upstairs, 12 lodge rooms still have creaky floorboards, shared bathrooms, and a library of classic sea tales, but now there’s also a rotary phone with a direct line to the bar down below. Jen Murphy, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Long Weekend on Whidbey Island, the Playground of the Pacific Northwest," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of floorboard

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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