drawing board

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drawing board

n.
A large flat board on which paper or canvas can be spread for drawing.
Idioms:
back to the drawing board
Back to the beginning or the planning stage after an approach has proved unsuccessful.
on the drawing board
In the planning stage; under consideration.
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drawing board

n
1. (Furniture) a smooth flat rectangular board on which paper, canvas, etc, is placed for making drawings
2. back to the drawing board return to an earlier stage in an enterprise because a planned undertaking has failed
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draw′ing board`


n.
a rectangular board on which paper is placed or mounted for drawing or drafting.
Idioms:
on the drawing board, in the planning or design stage.
[1715–25]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drawing board - a smooth board on which paper is placed for making drawingsdrawing board - a smooth board on which paper is placed for making drawings
board - a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose; "he nailed boards across the windows"
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Translations

drawing board

ntavolo da disegno
back to the drawing board! (fig) → ricominciamo da capo!
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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