Definition of floorboard in English:



  • 1A long plank making up part of a wooden floor in a building.

    • ‘More specifically, there is a whole colony of mice, living under the floorboards in my bedroom.’
    • ‘I crept silently into the living room, wincing when a hardwood floorboard creaked under my weight.’
    • ‘Internal features include pine floorboards, patio doors and a stone fireplace.’
    • ‘Matthew held his tongue and listened to the floorboards squeaking underneath him.’
    • ‘Oriental rugs over large antique pine floorboards soften and warm each space.’
    • ‘As in the remainder of the house, there are original stained black oak floorboards.’
    • ‘The original stained timber floorboards are retained and there is a cast iron fireplace.’
    • ‘The interconnecting dining room and living room retain their original varnished floorboards.’
    • ‘I then walk towards her bed and stop dead in my tracks the moment the floorboards squeak.’
    • ‘Here wide varnished floorboards are set against rich yellow walls, more ornate plasterwork and a large cast-iron fireplace.’
    • ‘The second double bedroom has polished wooden floorboards, a picture window and built-in wardrobes.’
    • ‘I lifted the loose floorboard and took out a small white pebble.’
    • ‘She began to sneak towards Rosette's bedroom; avoiding the few creaky floorboards like the plague.’
    • ‘They stayed absolutely still, but somehow managed to make those obnoxious floorboards creak.’
    • ‘The entrance hall has painted floorboards, like those used throughout the house, and understairs storage.’
    • ‘At the back of the dining room is a study with exposed varnished floorboards and built-in shelving units.’
    • ‘She recommended getting carpets thoroughly cleaned and said polishing floorboards is also worthwhile.’
    • ‘And anyway, aren't stripped floorboards all the rage?’
    • ‘A floorboard creaked and she turned over to see what had made the noise.’
    • ‘As I started to creep away, a floorboard squeaked.’
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    1. 1.1North American The floor of a motor vehicle.
      • ‘Quickly he grabbed an old brown paper lunch sack from the back floorboards of his car.’
      • ‘Bryan opened the car door and stood one foot on the floorboard; all the better to get away from this situation if he could.’
      • ‘Still, happy and optimistic, they poured a ceremonial splash of rum on the car's floorboard for good fortune, and lurched away.’
      • ‘Along with the seat adapters, the division added steel plating on the truck's sides, floorboard, tailgate and doors.’
      • ‘Without warning, I lost the grip on the metal bar in front of me that was affixed down onto the floorboard of the car.’
      • ‘He reached back into the car and pulled his bag off the floorboard.’
      • ‘For the most part, it's three-plus hours trying to mash the accelerator pedal through the floorboard.’
      • ‘I turned the car off and looked at the floorboard, ashamed.’
      • ‘She gazed at the floorboard of the car confused and light-hearted with Sade's annoying company.’
      • ‘I was driving last night, and when I went to brake, I had to practically shove the brake pedal into the floorboard to make the car stop.’