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 Later, following a slow-speed case in the suspect’s pickup truck, Officer Steven Sickmann got up on the truck’s running board and reached through the window. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 Dec. 2021 With the pedestrian on the running board of the driver's side of the car, police said, the car sped off. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, 20 Apr. 2021 The officer then got up on the vehicle's running board and reached through the driver's side window. Alex Chhith, Star Tribune, 16 Apr. 2021 Pop two latches on the windshield, stand on the running board and fold the soft-top back past the rear seats. Popular Mechanics, 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, 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, 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, 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, 24 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of running board

1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of running board was in 1858

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“Running board.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/running%20board. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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