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Meaning of WASHBOARD

Pronunciation:  'wâsh`bowrd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  protective covering consisting of a broad plank along a gunwale to keep water from splashing over the side
  2. [n]  device consisting of a corrugated surface to scrub clothes on

WASHBOARD is a 9 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: splashboard
 See Also: device, protection, protective cover, protective covering, vessel, watercraft



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Wash"board`\, n.
1. A fluted, or ribbed, board on which clothes are rubbed in
   washing them.

2. A board running round, and serving as a facing for, the
   walls of a room, next to the floor; a mopboard.

3. (Naut.) A broad, thin plank, fixed along the gunwale of
   boat to keep the sea from breaking inboard; also, a plank
   on the sill of a lower deck port, for the same purpose; --
   called also {wasteboard}. --Mar. Dict.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or using a washboard in your dream means embarrassment. You may be feeling emotionally and/or physically drained. Seeing a broken washboard means grief and disgrace as a result of living on the fast lane.