sign·​board | \ ˈsīn-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce signboard (audio) \

Definition of signboard

: a board bearing a notice or sign

Examples of signboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Tuesday Facebook user John Frels posted a photo of a second Preslee's signboard to the Houston Heights Foodies Facebook group. Dan Carson, Chron, 5 Jan. 2022 That debris was the signboard alerting drivers to construction at Drexel Avenue in Oak Creek. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Dec. 2019 Trump chartered a sixty-five-foot motor yacht out of Shell Bank Creek, on which his men installed a P.A. system and fifty-foot-long back-to-back signboards. Thomas J. Campanella, The New Yorker, 18 Sep. 2019 In South Korea, the storm toppled hundreds of trees and streetlamps, blew signboards off buildings and damaged traffic signs across the mainland and Jeju. Washington Post, 9 Sep. 2019 Siddhartha may be gone, but his legacy will live through the bright purple signboards at every other crossing in large and small Indian cities. Itika Sharma Punit, Quartz India, 30 July 2019 Some have affixed messages onto their hardhats, transforming them into personal mobile signboards. Mary Hui, Quartz, 26 July 2019 Then, signboards and street names, passersby, roofs, kiosks, and bars must speak to the wanderer like a twig snapping under his foot in the forest. Lauren Elkin, The Atlantic, 16 Feb. 2018 Illuminated signboards light up a street in the evening in the Myeongdong district of Seoul, South Korea, on Feb. 27, 2014. Charlie Campbell, Time, 26 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of signboard

1632, in the meaning defined above

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“Signboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for signboard


sign·​board | \ ˈsīn-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce signboard (audio) \

Kids Definition of signboard

: a board with a sign or notice on it

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