ironing board


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 10 Turn a rickety ironing board into a bulletin board. Laurren Welch, Country Living, 17 Apr. 2023 Wrinkles can ruin the look of any outfit, but the idea of pulling out your iron and ironing board can feel like too much of a hassle. Carly Totten, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Jan. 2023 But right around now, during the holidays, the TikTok grandmas are taking on a significance that extends beyond the practical value of any one video suggesting that kids use an ironing board to create extra counter space while baking Christmas cookies. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, 21 Dec. 2022 Gone are the days of maneuvering around bulky hotel ironing boards or calling the front desk to ask for a steamer. Clara Mcmahon, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2023 Not everyone liked the things that artist Claes Oldenburg made, which were gigantic sculptures of such commonplace items as a hamburger, a lipstick case, clothespin, ice cream cone, pretzel, ironing board, teddy bear, aspirin, and a very, very big bat in Chicago. Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune, 27 July 2022 Their dinner table was an ironing board. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Oct. 2021 Meda’s first bed was an ironing board. Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker, 28 Dec. 2020 Abraham reveals that he’s gotten out the ironing board and is pressing a shirt. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ironing board was in 1833

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“Ironing board.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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