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Meaning of BOARDING

Pronunciation:  'bowrding

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft
  2. [n]  a structure of boards

BOARDING is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: embarkation, embarkment
 Antonyms: debarkation, disembarkation, disembarkment
 See Also: boards, construction, departure, flashboard, flashboarding, going, going away, leaving, structure



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Board"ing\, n.
1. (Naut.) The act of entering a ship, whether with a hostile
   or a friendly purpose.

         Both slain at one time, as they attempted the
         boarding of a frigate.                --Sir F.

2. The act of covering with boards; also, boards,
   collectively; or a covering made of boards.

3. The act of supplying, or the state of being supplied, with
   regular or specified meals, or with meals and lodgings,
   for pay.

{Boarding house}, a house in which boarders are kept.

{Boarding nettings} (Naut.), a strong network of cords or
   ropes erected at the side of a ship to prevent an enemy
   from boarding it.

{Boarding pike} (Naut.), a pike used by sailors in boarding a
   vessel, or in repelling an attempt to board it. --Totten.

{Boarding school}, a school in which pupils receive board and
   lodging as well as instruction.