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Backboard   Listen
noun
Backboard  n.  
1.
A board which supports the back when one is sitting; specifically, The board athwart the after part of a boat.
2.
A board serving as the back part of anything, as of a wagon.
3.
A thin stuff used for the backs of framed pictures, mirrors, etc.
4.
A board attached to the rim of a water wheel to prevent the water from running off the floats or paddles into the interior of the wheel.
5.
A board worn across the back to give erectness to the figure.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Backboard" Quotes from Famous Books



... drove up, with two people inside it, dressed in the clothes of naval sailors—white trousers, blue, short, natty jackets (with red and green ribbons in the seams), and with huge clubbed pigtails under their black, glazed hats. One of them was evidently ill, for he lay back against the backboard and did not speak. I noticed also that he had not been to sea for a long time, as his beard was long and unkempt. The other, who drove the cart, was a one-legged man, very short and broad, with a thick black stubble on his cheeks. He was a hearty person with a voice like ...
— Jim Davis • John Masefield



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