ironing board


Definition of ironing board

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

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Back in the day, Teasdale was known to play her Casio keyboard using an ironing board for a stand. Hector Saldana,, "How the B-52s impacted San Antonio’s music scene in the ’80s," 14 Aug. 2019 The ironing board squeaks when April unfolds it in the kitchenette of the hotel room. Mark Curnutte,, "4 addresses in 4 months: This is what poverty looks like for this Cincinnati family," 10 July 2019 As one pressed on a foot peddle, steam was released onto the photo, allowing the other volunteer to slowly roll it flat onto the steam press’ ironing board-like surface. Fox News, "Louisiana dry cleaner helps military museum unravel history," 28 June 2019 One waved the colonial flag from atop a barricade as others passed ironing boards to the front for their comrades to use as shields. Time Staff, Time, "Thousands Besiege Hong Kong's Police Headquarters After a Day of Anti-Government Protests," 21 June 2019 Soon after China bet its economic future on trade, other countries leveled accusations of its dumping, or selling products abroad at prices below production costs, in products from detergent to solar panels to ironing boards. Chuin-wei Yap, WSJ, "How China Built a Steel Behemoth and Convulsed World Trade," 24 Dec. 2018 Simply pull out the drawer, lift out the ironing board, and unfold. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "This Brilliant Laundry Room Hack Will Save You So Much Space," 29 Oct. 2018 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

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1833, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of ironing board

: a flat, padded surface on which clothes are ironed

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