floor·​board | \ ˈflȯr-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of floorboard

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

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Invest in a thermal leak detector, like the Black & Decker TLD100, to read surface temperatures of walls, doors, floorboards, and more. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "How to Draft-Proof Your Home for a Lower Heating Bill," 20 Nov. 2018 Original floorboards were sanded, stripped, painted and oiled, resulting in a soft white hue with the grain of the wood subtly showing through. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "Behind the Scenes of a London Townhouse’s Modern Makeover," 15 Aug. 2018 In 1650 only aristocrats would have owned clocks or mirrors, or rugs for their floorboards. Jeffrey Collins, WSJ, "‘Power, Pleasure, and Profit’ Review: Self-Mastery Versus Self-Interest," 5 Oct. 2018 In the dining room, the floorboards are very wide and a little wavy—they’re called king’s boards. Fred Nicolaus, House Beautiful, "How Andrew Flesher Used Bright Colors And Leopard Print To Rescue A Historic Home," 6 Dec. 2018 Neal, police said, had killed his wife and hid her body in the floorboards before the rampage. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, "‘Tormented and traumatized’: Rage toward women fuels mass shooters," 2 July 2018 During a search of the car, a digital scale was found along with marijuana debris on the rear floorboard. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brookfield and Elm Grove police report: Woman fights off would be robber in Brookfield," 17 Jan. 2018 Everything on her stove drifted up through the floorboards like a Chinese steamer. ... Marc Myers, WSJ, "A Michelin-Starred Birthday Dinner That Changed a Celebrity Chef’s Life," 11 Sep. 2018 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

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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
US : the floor of a vehicle

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