running board

noun

Definition of running board 

: a footboard especially at the side of an automobile

Illustration of running board

Illustration of running board

R running board

Examples of running board in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

The running board on the driver’s side had a dent in it, Westerfield said. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "Gary police seek information on kidnapping of 10-year-old boy," 15 June 2018 Despite the conveniences and luxury elements such as the standard power running board, the F-150 is still a bang-around truck. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "What's in a $63,000 Ford F-150?," 21 Feb. 2018 The power running board acts like a robotic servant helping you in and out. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "2018 Lincoln Navigator outdoes Cadillac Escalade as most refined family hauler," 5 Mar. 2018 Braun steered the business toward the more lucrative direction of selling truck accessories — bed liners, running boards and other products used to trick out trucks. Robert King, Indianapolis Star, "Mike Braun, a Republican Senate candidate, brings casual attire but serious business credentials," 12 Apr. 2018 Charter schools are accountable to publicly run boards and cannot select their student body except by random lottery. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Obama’s Education Legacy Has Been Forgotten. Now He Has to Save It.," 27 Feb. 2018 This version of the Colorado had running boards on the side, making it very easy to get in and out. Tanya Wildt, Detroit Free Press, "These vehicles at the Detroit auto show are great for short people," 18 Jan. 2018 One unlucky sod, presumably with a few drinks in him for fortitude, was tasked with standing on the car’s running board, making sure the driver didn’t dump them into the river on the 25-mile drive back up to Sacramento. Davey G. Johnson, Car and Driver, "Bruce Brown, Lady Bird, the City of Trees, and the 96-MPH Caponord: An Appreciation," 12 Dec. 2017 The vehicles began doubling as family transportation for farmers, and Chevy responded with niceties such as windows, doors fenders and running boards on its second-generation pickup. Mark Phelan, USA TODAY, "Chevrolet trucks, backbone of GM sales, turn 100," 28 Sep. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'running board.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of running board

1858, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about running board

Share running board

Statistics for running board

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for running board

The first known use of running board was in 1858

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for running board

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

More from Merriam-Webster on running board

See words that rhyme with running board

Comments on running board

What made you want to look up running board? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

lying above or upon

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!