Definition of table-board in English:

table-board

noun

  • 1A board forming the top of a table.

  • 2US. The regular provision of meals to a paying customer; board considered separately from lodging.

Origin

Late 15th century (in an earlier sense). From table + board. With sense 1 compare Middle Dutch tafelbert, tafelbort (Dutch † tafelboord), Middle Low German tavelbret, Middle High German zabelbret (German (now hist.) Zabelbrett), Old Icelandic taflborð, Old Swedish taflbordh (Swedish (now hist.) tavelbord), and Welsh tawlbwrdd, all denoting a board for backgammon or a similar game, and also earlier tabler.

Pronunciation

table-board

/ˈteɪblˌbɔːd/