signboard

noun
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 That debris was the signboard alerting drivers to construction at Drexel Avenue in Oak Creek. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee County deputy is alert and walking after he was pinned under heavy electronic sign on I-41," 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, "The Trumpian Origins of New York’s Floating Billboard Problem," 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, "Typhoon kills 3 in South Korea before moving to North Korea," 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, "VG Siddhartha gave India’s youth an affordable dating spot—and a clean place to pee on the highway," 30 July 2019 Some have affixed messages onto their hardhats, transforming them into personal mobile signboards. Mary Hui, Quartz, "Hardhats have replaced umbrellas as the symbol of Hong Kong’s protests," 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, "People Will Always Get Lost," 16 Feb. 2018 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, "VG Siddhartha gave India’s youth an affordable dating spot—and a clean place to pee on the highway," 30 July 2019 Some have affixed messages onto their hardhats, transforming them into personal mobile signboards. Mary Hui, Quartz, "Hardhats have replaced umbrellas as the symbol of Hong Kong’s protests," 26 July 2019

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First Known Use of signboard

1632, in the meaning defined above

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“Signboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/signboard. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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signboard

noun
How to pronounce signboard (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of signboard

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

signboard

noun
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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