sign·​board ˈsīn-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce signboard (audio)
: a board bearing a notice or sign

Examples of signboard in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1632, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of signboard was in 1632

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“Signboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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sign·​board ˈsīn-ˌbō(ə)rd How to pronounce signboard (audio)
: a board with a notice or sign on it

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