floor·​board ˈflȯr-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce floorboard (audio)
: a board in a floor
: the floor of an automobile

Examples of floorboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the floorboards is a trick floorboard that pops up and hits someone in the face. Jenelle Riley, Variety, 11 Aug. 2023 After approaching the Chevy, the officer observed an open bottle of tequila on the passenger side floorboard. John Benson, cleveland, 26 July 2023 One colleague told of the kids using their forks to flick the offending peas to the floor and then nudging them through the spaces between the floorboards on the family’s porch. Ann Maloney, Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2023 Just cover with some heavy-duty foil, stash it on the floorboard or the back seat, and any of these casseroles are good to go. Josh Miller, Southern Living, 16 Aug. 2023 Montgomery wanted to create a dramatic moment for Nadja’s return and design a look that would work well for when her character falls through floorboards into water at one point in the episode. Hilton Dresden, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Aug. 2023 Big SUVs like the Escalade come with major tradeoffs Most EVs are extremely heavy, thanks to those lithium-ion batteries just chilling beneath the floorboards. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 9 Aug. 2023 The drugs were packaged in clear plastic bags and stashed in white envelopes inside a large camouflage bag on the rear floorboard of the car, the affidavit said. oregonlive, 26 Apr. 2023 Enter Email Sign Up Inside, across tilted floorboards, nothing matches: not the dinnerware, nor the decor, a cluttered mishmash of antique camp. Lindsay Crudele, BostonGlobe.com, 1 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Floorboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floorboard. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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