running board

noun

Definition of running board

: a footboard especially at the side of an automobile

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Examples of running board in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pop two latches on the windshield, stand on the running board and fold the soft-top back past the rear seats. Popular Mechanics, "The 2020 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards," 6 Oct. 2020 Pop two latches on the windshield, stand on the running board and fold the soft-top back past the rear seats. Popular Mechanics, "The 2020 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards," 6 Oct. 2020 Pop two latches on the windshield, stand on the running board and fold the soft-top back past the rear seats. Popular Mechanics, "The 2020 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards," 6 Oct. 2020 That 1933 image of Dietrich, dressed in a tailored suit with one leg hoisted atop the running board of a Rolls-Royce, inspired him to create his now iconic Le Smoking tuxedo, which debuted in the designer’s 1966 haute couture collection. Lindsay Talbot, New York Times, "A Saint Laurent Jacket That Defies Expectations," 18 Sep. 2020 Cruise the Land Besides seats and running boards, the Heritage also loses two cupholders (10 versus the regular 12), the cooler box in the center console, and the standard model's semi-aniline leather. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Rediscovers Its Off-Road Roots," 24 Apr. 2020 In photographs from the time, women knit in air-raid bunkers and apartment buildings and on ambulance running boards, side by side in even rows like the stitches made by their own needles. Rosa Inocencio Smith, The Atlantic, "How Crafting Can Help Ease Pandemic Anxiety," 1 Apr. 2020 Multiple witnesses said that Wilks opened his door a crack and stood on the running board. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Son of slain corrections officer testifies in trial about minor crash that led to road rage shooting," 24 Feb. 2020 The trim rings on the wheels are just right, as is the rubber tread on both running boards. Vern Parker, Houston Chronicle, "1940 Chevrolet Special Deluxe is dream convertible," 13 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of running board

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Running board.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/running%20board. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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running board

noun

English Language Learners Definition of running board

: a long, narrow board that is attached to the side of a vehicle to make it easier for people to get in and out

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