ironing board


Definition of ironing board 

: a flat padded cloth-covered surface on which clothes are ironed

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My father and stepmother gave our daughter a toy ironing board, maid’s set, and grocery cart. Robin Abrahams,, "Advice: She nearly backed over me at Market Basket, and then blamed me," 22 May 2018 In the motel on Wednesday morning, Isabella leaned across an ironing board toward a mirror on the wall, applying makeup. New York Times, "‘It’s Like Each Day Is a Year’: A Migrant Mother’s Wait for a Reunion," 13 July 2018 So the grandmother got an ironing board and smoothed out the wrinkles in the flag, which has stripes of pink, dark blue and purple. Ayana Archie And Brandon Griggs, CNN, "A grandma irons her granddaughter's Pride flag, and the internet swoons," 12 June 2018 The penthouse suite has been emptied of all its contents, save for an ironing board. Jason Wilson,, "What I learned about America's future from visiting Trump resorts around the world," 14 Mar. 2018 Just past the kitchen are a few more surprises waiting, as the back corner of the space hosts a laundry center, complete with an ironing board hidden in a cabinet. Scott Sowers, miamiherald, "Pulling together a split-level | Miami Herald," 8 Mar. 2018 Four-and-a-half hours before tip-off Dwane Casey heads downstairs, to the basement of his three-story brownstone in midtown Toronto, and lowers the ironing board from the rack on the laundry room wall. Lee Jenkins,, "Smooth Operator: Dwane Casey Is Still Ironing out Every Wrinkle He Can Find," 6 Mar. 2018 The bedrooms that guests stay in have an ironing board, a closet, drawers, window treatments and beds with soft, clean bedding and comfortable mattresses. New York Times, "From New Airbnb Plus, Properties With More Amenities," 22 Feb. 2018 Much has been written and recorded about our hair struggles, but our devotion to the iron and ironing board, even during the dog days of summer, deserves some recognition. Southern Living, "Why Southerners Are Passionate and Particular About Their Ironing," 7 Mar. 2017

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1833, in the meaning defined above

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: a flat, padded surface on which clothes are ironed

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