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weath·er·board

 (wĕth′ər-bôrd′)
n.
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weatherboard

(ˈwɛðəˌbɔːd)
n
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
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weath•er•board

(ˈwɛð ərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)
n.
2. Naut. the side of a vessel toward the wind.
[1530–40]
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weatherboard

clapboard
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weatherboard - a long thin board with one edge thicker than the otherweatherboard - 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 windweatherboard - the side toward the wind    
windward - the direction from which the wind is coming
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Translations
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weatherboard

[ˈweðəbɔːd] Ntabla f de chilla
weatherboard house (US) → casa f de madera
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weatherboard

[ˈwɛðəˌbɔːd] ntavola di copertura
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References in classic literature ?
In the middle of the day we baited our horses at a little inn, called the Weatherboard. The country here is elevated
-- Very early in the morning, I walked about three miles to see Govett's Leap; a view of a similar character with that near the Weatherboard, but perhaps even more stupendous.
To attribute these hollows to the present alluvial action would be preposterous; nor does the drainage from the summit-level always fall, as I remarked near the Weatherboard, into the head of these valleys, but into one side of their bay-like recesses.
I slept at the Weatherboard, and before dark took another walk to the amphitheatre.
Through the ru- mours of the country-side, which lasted for a good many days after his arrival, we know that the fish- ermen of West Colebrook had been disturbed and startled by heavy knocks against the walls of weatherboard cottages, and by a voice crying piercingly strange words in the night.
This old house with the leaky weatherboards was a very different thing from their cabins at home, with great thick walls plastered inside and outside with mud; and the cold which came upon them was a living thing, a demon-presence in the room.
In 1969, Murray published his first solo book The Weatherboard Cathedral, which Kenneth Slessor, then Australia's most popular living poet, described as "a new and vital impulse" and "full of magnificent poetry".
Everything around her is sparse: a window faces onto the peeling weatherboard of the neighbouring property, its horizontal wooden slats contrasting with the vertically panelled interior.
This involved "weatherboard" methods at the joints and "spiral" and "cigarette" wrapping of the barrel lengths.
And can the step or weatherboard be replaced without removing the frame?
'Another time my seven-year-old son Michael got stuck behind the weatherboard when we were live and the producer was just hissing "stay there" at him!' Tragically, Gloria lost her daughter Caron to breast cancer in 2004.