ironing board


Definition of ironing board

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

Examples of ironing board in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lessons were partly about logistics (carry an ironing board in your car—the ideal portable podium for ad hoc campaign stops). Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "Why Women Can’t Want," 7 Oct. 2020 Among the other finds: a barbecue grill in Hong Kong, a bathtub in Jamaica, an ironing board in Venezuela, a couch in western Mexico, a golf bag in Norway, and a tiki torch in California. Laura Parker, National Geographic, "Plastic food packaging now outpaces cigarette butts as most abundant beach trash," 8 Sep. 2020 One shot shows Lulu manning an ironing board while her mother, relieved of the duty, eats Ladurée macarons in bed; originally, Grevenitis had envisioned the roles reversed. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, "A Mother’s Steely Portraits of Her Daughter’s Life with Down Syndrome," 18 Aug. 2020 Kintzler found an alternate use for the ironing board in his hotel room while being quarantined in Philadelphia. David Ginsburg, Star Tribune, "Marlins beat Orioles 8-7 to complete stunning 4-game sweep," 6 Aug. 2020 Laundry Items Take care of everything on your laundry list at Bed, Bath & Beyond, from a laundry bag and hamper to hangers, iron and ironing board. oregonlive, "Best deals on dorm room, apartment essentials for those going back to college for fall term in midst of coronavirus," 2 July 2020 Upstairs, the master bedroom's humongous 200 square foot walk-in closet is a stunner with its built-in ironing board and specialized storage units. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "HGTV's $1.5 Million Smart Home for 2020 is Located in Pittsburgh," 24 Apr. 2020 From ironing boards to liquor cabinets, people are proving work really can be done from anywhere (well, anywhere in the house). Kathryn Vasel, CNN, "Work Transformed: Let's talk about your home office," 9 Apr. 2020 Just off the closest is a laundry room with a hanging ironing board and folding table. Dallas News, "Home of the Week spotlights Classic Urban Homes," 5 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of ironing board

1833, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ironing board was in 1833

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18 Oct 2020

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“Ironing board.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of ironing board

: a flat, padded surface on which clothes are ironed

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