Definition of floorboard noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈflɔːbɔːd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflɔːrbɔːrd//
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  1. 1a long flat piece of wood in a wooden floor bare/polished floorboards The money was hidden under the floorboards.
  2. 2[usually singular] (North American English) = floor a car floorboard He had his foot to the floorboard (= was going very fast).
  3. Extra examples She could hear voices through the gaps in the floorboards. The builders are still laying the floorboards. The wooden floorboards creaked as he walked down the corridor. They said that he kept his money under the floorboards.
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