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Backboard meaning

backboard - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A board which supports the back wen one is sitting;
  2. 2. A board serving as the back part of anything, as of a wagon.
  3. 3. A thin stuff used for the backs of framed pictures, mirrors, etc.
  4. 4. A board attached to the rim of a water wheel to prevent the water from running off the floats or paddies into the interior of the wheel.
  5. 5. A board worn across the back to give erectness to the figure.

backboard - examples of usage

  1. The Ghirlandajo fresco of her death is most touching and real, portraying the bare cottage room, the hard- featured Tuscan nurse, the sick girl on her backboard- all like a scene in a Tuscan cottage now; and, above, the angels floating away with their newly- gained sister. - "Story of My Life, volumes 1-3", Augustus J. C. Hare.
  2. You're not all milk and water, bread and butter and backboard, then, but have a spice of your mother, after all? - "Chippinge Borough", Stanley J. Weyman.
  3. One of them was evidently ill, for he lay back against the backboard and did not speak. - "Jim Davis", John Masefield.
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