Definition of hand board in English:

hand board


  • 1Building. A small (usually square) board with a handle underneath for carrying plaster or mortar. Compare "hawk", "mortarboard". Now rare.

  • 2A type of tray, especially a small wooden tea tray. Compare "tea-board". Now historical and rare.


Late 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Holme (1627–1700), herald painter. From hand + board.


hand board

/ˈhand bɔːd/