Definition of weatherboard in US English:

weatherboard

noun

  • Each of a series of horizontal boards nailed to outside walls with edges overlapping to keep out the rain; clapboard.

    • ‘Take a brisk walk along the waterfront to admire the modern sculptures and shoals of kayakers, and then take a more leisurely amble upwards to appreciate the grand villas and gabled weatherboard terraces of the hillside suburbs.’
    • ‘It did not rot, except for the weatherboards on the outside, which had to be replaced from time to time.’
    • ‘Thinking exteriors, weatherboards are making a comeback, and often used alongside plaster.’
    • ‘The townhouses, clad in stucco plaster and weatherboard, have serious problems with leaks through decks and plaster systems causing framing to rot, he says.’
    • ‘So we walked a couple of hundred metres to a small light-blue weatherboard house with a fading sign out front indicating it was a holiday unit.’
    • ‘Mrs Hillier is in her late 70s and shares her weatherboard home with Wellington, the French poodle.’
    • ‘He lives in a ramshackle weatherboard house stuffed with musical instruments in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.’
    • ‘John and Sunday Reed lived for over thirty years in this Victorian weatherboard and one-time dairy-farm house.’
    • ‘They built their two-roomed stone or weatherboard cottages and with great hopes put in a wheat crop as soon as possible.’
    • ‘In 1914 the first Wirrabara sawmill was replaced and the new machinery was now used to produce flooring, weatherboards, mouldings and fruit cases.’
    • ‘The walls resemble weatherboard, but cut in irregular widths so as to look even more archaic, as if these lapped boards were sawn from un-squared logs.’
    • ‘The first Morse code message was tapped from a two-roomed weatherboard cottage in 1854.’
    • ‘I don't recall seeing many weatherboard houses in New York or Washington.’
    • ‘The paint was peeling off the weatherboard and the house seemed to tilt slightly to one side.’
    • ‘Their rambling villa, once a model of gracious elegance, was now a paradise of dry rot, with its skeletal verandah, rickety walls and warped weatherboards.’
    • ‘The light blue weatherboard and much darker, almost black roofing tiles gave the impression of the house being much larger than it seemed.’
    • ‘The original weatherboard building was destroyed by fire in 1884 and replaced by a stone building in 1885.’
    • ‘Attempting to boost immigration without addressing the root problems is like fixing a home with dry rot in the foundations by tacking on more weatherboards.’
    • ‘Towards the end of 1881 a weatherboard building was erected and Miss Betty M. Cousin took charge of the first students at Cradock.’
    • ‘Two residents of a house in South Lismore managed to escape unhurt after a fire broke out in their weatherboard home on Wednesday afternoon’
    • ‘His mother was one of six children and there were still three sisters and two brothers as well as Keith's grandparents living in the three-bedroom weatherboard house.’

verb

[with object]
  • Fit or supply with weatherboards.

    • ‘The barn has a tiled roof, is weatherboarded, and has a flint plinth.’
    • ‘Blackbird House is a chronological series of stories, all set in the same weatherboarded farmhouse on the Cape, built by a fisherman trying to escape the sea.’
    • ‘As well as the old town itself, the group will also be looking at Church Hill, the historic part of the town which also contains terraces of old weatherboarded cottages.’

Pronunciation

weatherboard

/ˈweT͟Hərˌbôrd//ˈwɛðərˌbɔrd/