shifting boards

plural noun

Definition of shifting boards

: boards placed fore-and-aft in the hold of a ship to prevent bulk cargoes (such as grain) from shifting

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“Shifting boards.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shifting%20boards. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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