Definition of drawing board noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

drawing board

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  • a large flat board used for holding a piece of paper while a drawing or plan is being made an architect's drawing board
  • Idioms
    (go) back to the drawing board
     
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    to start thinking about a new way of doing something after a previous plan or idea has failed They rejected our proposal, so it's back to the drawing board.
    on the drawing board
     
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    being prepared or considered It's one of several projects on the drawing board.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: drawing board