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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Protective covering consisting of a broad plank along a gunwale to keep water from splashing over the side; Device consisting of a corrugated surface to scrub clothes on.

Usage examples (38)
  • Even a washboard is not a very likely find other than in an antique shop.
  • They were now on dirt road, or rather rock road, a kind of washboard surface made by scraping away the thin topsoil.
  • The best way I can describe this is to experience driving on a "washboard" road.
  • "The electric washboard, which is utterly Cody's instrument, is a thing unto itself for more
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