Definition of aboveboard adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

aboveboard

 adjective,adverb
adjective, adverb
NAmE//əˈbʌvbɔrd//
 
 
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legal and honest; in a legal and honest way Don't worry; the deal was completely aboveboard. If you do everything aboveboard, you will have to pay tax on your earnings. If card players keep their hands above the table (the board), other players can see what they are doing.