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adv. & adj.
Without deceit or trickery; straightforward.
[Originally a gambling term referring to the fact that a gambler whose hands were above the board or gaming table could not engage in trickery, such as changing cards, below the table.]
without tricks, concealment, or disguise; in the open.
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|Adj.||1.||aboveboard - without concealment or deception; honest; "their business was open and aboveboard"; "straightforward in all his business affairs"|
|Adv.||1.||aboveboard - in an honest manner; "in he can't get it honestly, he is willing to steal it"; "was known for dealing aboveboard in everything"|