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1. A board in a floor.
2. The floor of a motor vehicle.
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(Building) one of the boards forming a floor
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(ˈflɔrˌbɔrd, ˈfloʊrˌboʊrd)

1. any of the boards composing a floor.
2. the floor of an automotive vehicle.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.floorboard - a board in the floorfloorboard - a board in the floor      
board - a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose; "he nailed boards across the windows"
2.floorboard - the floor of an automobile
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
floor, flooring - the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure); "they needed rugs to cover the bare floors"; "we spread our sleeping bags on the dry floor of the tent"
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لوْح حشب الأرضِيَّه أو المصْطَبَه
podlahové prkno
podlahová doska
döşeme/taban tahtası


[ˈflɔːbɔːd] Ntabla f del suelo
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[ˈflɔːrbɔːrd] nplanche f (de plancher)floor covering nrevêtement m de solfloor cushion ncoussin m de sol, gros coussin m
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[ˈflɔːˌbɔːd] nasse f di pavimento
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(floː) noun
1. the surface in a room etc on which one stands or walks.
2. all the rooms on the same level in a building. My office is on the third floor.
1. to make or cover a floor. We've floored the kitchen with plastic tiles.
2. to knock down. He floored him with a powerful blow.
be floored
1. be completely surprised or shocked. We were completely floored by his behavior.
2. to have a floor of. Our bathroom is floored with ceramic tiles.
having a floor or floors (of a particular kind). a stone-floored kitchen.
ˈfloorboard noun
one of the narrow boards used to make a floor.
ˈflooring noun
material for making or covering floors.
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References in classic literature ?
Overhead, as she sat, she could now hear the floorboards slightly creak, as if some one were walking about, and presently the movement was explained by the rustle of garments against the banisters, the opening and the closing of the front door, and the form of Tess passing to the gate on her way into the street.
The Machang district education office in Kelantan has been directed to prepare a comprehensive report on the tragic incident yesterday in which a primary pupil died after a bus floorboard gave way.
Otherwise, you'll have to lift any carpet or laminate flooring that's covering the floorboard in order to sort this out, which in most cases won't be worth the expense.
2013), the sawing patterns in the second set were adjusted to the production of sideboards and center boards of a single dimension, 32 by 130-mm nominal target width, which is an intermediate dimension of solid softwood floorboards. The sawing patterns in this set will be referred to as floorboard sawing patterns.
A DIY-ER got the shock of his life when he pulled up a floorboard at his home and found an AK47 assault rifle stashed away.
The boys develop a fiendish plan to hide the beets and disgusting foods under a loose floorboard so they can get to eat dessert without the pain of biting beets.
Of the number injured in bleacher accidents each year, 11,000 are hurt by falls through those floorboard gaps, and 82 percent of those injured are under age 15.
Really squeaky floorboards can easily be fixed by pouring a 50-50 mix of PVA and water down the joint in the floorboard - just wipe away any spillages.
Check, identify and mark pipes and cables and fix a batten, called a noggin, between the joist and under the adjacent floorboard.
Pouring talcum powder between the joints in the floorboard can solve the problem by lubricating the surfaces.
[bar] If the floorboard isn't in good condition, this may not be possible, so work out where the joist is - this should be obvious from the row of nails - and drill new pilot holes through the board into the joist.
If the floorboard isn't in good condition, it may not be possible to lift it and screw it back down again.