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


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.


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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29 September 2022


(adjective) having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc; “brash immodest boasting”

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An article published in Harvard Men’s Health Watch in 2012 shows heavy coffee drinkers live longer. The researchers examined data from 400,000 people and found out that men who drank six or more coffee cups per day had a 10% lower death rate.

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