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1. (Building) a timber board, with a groove (rabbet) along the front of its top edge and along the back of its lower edge, that is fixed horizontally with others to form an exterior cladding on a wall or roof. Compare clapboard
2. (Building) a sloping timber board fixed at the bottom of a door to deflect rain
3. (Nautical Terms) the windward side of a vessel
4. (Building) chiefly Also called: weatherboard house Austral and NZ a house having walls made entirely of weatherboards
weath•er•board(ˈwɛð ərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)
2. Naut. the side of a vessel toward the wind.
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|Noun||1.||weatherboard - a long thin board with one edge thicker than the other; used as siding by lapping one board over the board below|
siding - material applied to the outside of a building to make it weatherproof
|2.||weatherboard - the side toward the wind |
windward - the direction from which the wind is coming