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.

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

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]
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"
Translations

drawing board

ntavolo da disegno
back to the drawing board! (fig) → ricominciamo da capo!
References in classic literature ?
It was one of the kind artists use to hold the paper on their drawing boards, therefore quite appropriate and effective for the purpose it was now being put.
The Back to the Drawing Board family trail runs every day.
The PTI government needs to return to the drawing board and come up with a plan that is fair and equitable, and applies across the board to all citizens.
'We'll go back to the drawing board, train harder, we'll go back to our room and try to see what's lacking and we'll be back stronger and better.'
Tenders are invited for Purchase of drawing board cum-laptop table with locker for drawing instruments 3 ft x 2 ft drawing board and side space for laptop for architecture deptt.
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MARIA Sharapova admits it is "back to the drawing board" after she lost to Serena Williams for the 18th time in a row at the Australian Open.
It's back to the drawing board for Galway while Tipp will be delighted with their victory, but it came with warning signs.
We will go back to the drawing board again and see, and I would expect us to still bring in two or three at least to try to give us a hand.
DAVID Price will go back to the drawing board with his mentor Lennox Lewis after suffering another devastating stoppage defeat to Tony Thompson.
IT IS back to the drawing board for connections of Ektihaam after he was well-beaten under champion jockey Paul Hanagan after being badly hampered in a rough race in the the Prix du Jockey Club.
SYDNEY-BASED forward Sam Burgess admitted it was "back to the drawing board" for England after their Four Nations final hopes were washed away in the Melbourne rain.