the boards

plural noun

: the low wooden wall that surrounds the playing surface in ice hockey
He crashed into the boards.

Examples of the boards in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Granlund had the puck on his stick to the right of the Sharks’ net when he was checked against the boards by Rust. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 15 Mar. 2024 This inspired the pivotal scene in the movie where Matt’s character Will, who works as a janitor at M.I.T., anonymously solves an impossible equation written on one of the boards while cleaning after hours. Ale Russian, Peoplemag, 17 Feb. 2024 Stat of the game: Colorado State battled the Broncos to a 29-29 tie on the boards, but the Rams got 23 points off the bench compared to eight for the Broncos. Ron Counts, Idaho Statesman, 7 Feb. 2024 Joining longtime Stones producer Don Was behind the boards is Andrew Watt, the 32-year-old Grammy winner equally at home making pop smashes with Justin Bieber and Post Malone or bringing legacy rockers like Ozzy Osbourne and Iggy Pop back to prominence. Al Shipley, SPIN, 17 Oct. 2023 The transaction was negotiated and recommended by special committees of independent directors of both companies and unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, the two firms said on Tuesday. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Aug. 2023 Miller emphasized their need for a center with the ability to shoot from three, pass, rebound and play consistent defense to take pressure off Doncic as the team’s leader on the boards (8.6 per game) and Irving and Doncic as an offense-first backcourt pairing. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 14 Apr. 2023 As freshman Nick Pringle pointed out, the Aztec that crashed the boards wasn’t the one that grabbed the rebound. Nick Alvarez |, al, 25 Mar. 2023 With only nine ticks off the clock, Hathaway and Maroon tangled in a protracted dirty dance — Tevye, some foot stompin’ music, please — and flurry of heavy shots along the boards near the Tampa bench. Kevin Paul Dupont,, 25 Mar. 2023

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“The boards.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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