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

Definition of signboard

: a board bearing a notice or sign

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Another striking moment came when Kim and Moon chatted while strolling slowly to a footbridge in Panmunjom, where a rusty signboard marking the military demarcation line stands. Washington Post, "Summit offers South Koreans rare insight into Kim Jong Un," 28 Apr. 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, "What Would Korean Reunification Look Like? Five Glaring Problems to Overcome," 26 Apr. 2018 The signboard is currently covered with blank, white paper. Kelly Kazek,, "New 'Go To Church or the Devil Will Get You' sign being erected on I-65," 29 Jan. 2018 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, "People Will Always Get Lost," 16 Feb. 2018 The coastal plain river is dotted with signboards blaming flooding on federal wildlife refuge managers, as opposed to harsher storms and higher tides. National Geographic, "Scientist Goes It Alone on Climate Change to Save His State," 28 Oct. 2016 In each of the past two years, the department has removed or repaired about 2,700 dangerous or unauthorized signboards and issued removal orders for about 700 more. Washington Post, "New rules, tech are dimming Hong Kong’s signature neon glow," 30 Aug. 2017 And an advertising signboard blew over shortly after play was called. Southland Golf, Orange County Register, "ANA Inspiration first round leader? The wind," 30 Mar. 2017 The group was ordered to stop its activities and to take down its signboards nationwide by July 15. The Associated Press, The Seattle Times, "Nationalist Buddhist group gathers in Myanmar despite ban," 27 May 2017

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First Known Use of signboard

1632, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of signboard

: a board with writing or a picture on it that gives information about something (such as a business)


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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