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 Every creaking floorboard, every appliance motor sounded like my daughter’s cries. Washington Post, "Motherhood can be isolating. My anxiety made it worse.," 31 Jan. 2020 Instead, that wood needs to be recycled, for instance as floorboards in new homes. Matt Simon, Wired, "Building High-Rises Out of Wood Can Help Save the Planet," 27 Jan. 2020 The original vehicles had false gas tanks and floorboards that contributed to the $3-billion-a-year smuggling industry. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "18 Things You Probably Don't Know About Prohibition," 17 Jan. 2020 The old chestnut floorboards will always have nails that must be hammered back in place to avoid ripped socks. Christine Kalafus, Longreads, "Renovating a Family," 28 Dec. 2019 Skinner was found slumped in the truck’s passenger seat floorboard after the crash. Katie Rice, orlandosentinel.com, "Polk County man smoked K2 before crashing into state representative’s office, deputies say," 11 Dec. 2019 From sawing through nails and plumbing to demolishing wall studs or cutting into floorboards, there is no tool more versatile than a reciprocating saw. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "Three Reasons to Own a Reciprocating Saw," 19 Nov. 2019 Investigators found the handcuffs and chain on the seat of the patrol vehicle and the ankle restraints were on the floorboard, the Sheriff's Office said. Paulina Pineda, azcentral, "Graham County inmate dies after allegedly jumping from sheriff's vehicle," 28 Dec. 2019 Just yards away, 29-year-old Christina Langford Johnson hid her baby on the floorboards of the back seat. CBS News, "Heavily-armed man arrested in Mexico not linked to deadly ambush on U.S. family," 6 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of floorboard

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Feb 2020

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“Floorboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floorboard. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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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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