WEATHERBOARDING

clapboard, weatherboard, weatherboarding

(noun) a long thin board with one edge thicker than the other; used as siding by lapping one board over the board below

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Noun

weatherboarding (countable and uncountable, plural weatherboardings)

(architecture) A type of wooden siding in which a house is sided with long, thin, overlapping boards.

Source: Wiktionary


Weath"er*board`ing, n. (Arch.) (a) The covering or siding of a building, formed of boards lapping over one another, to exclude rain, snow, etc. (b) Boards adapted or intended for such use.

WEATHERBOARD

Weath"er*board`, n.

1. (Naut.) (a) That side of a vessel which is toward the wind; the windward side. (b) A piece of plank placed in a porthole, or other opening, to keep out water.

2. (a) (Arch.) A board extending from the ridge to the eaves along the slope of the gable, and forming a close junction between the shingling of a roof and the side of the building beneath. (b) A clapboard or feather-edged board used in weatherboarding.

Weath"er-board`, v. t. (Arch.)

Definition: To nail boards upon so as to lap one over another, in order to exclude rain, snow, etc. Gwilt.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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STONEWALL

(verb) engage in delaying tactics or refuse to cooperate; “The President stonewalled when he realized the plot was being uncovered by a journalist”


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