Definition of weatherboard in English:

weatherboard

noun

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Thinking exteriors, weatherboards are making a comeback, and often used alongside plaster.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They built their two-roomed stone or weatherboard cottages and with great hopes put in a wheat crop as soon as possible.’
    • ‘The light blue weatherboard and much darker, almost black roofing tiles gave the impression of the house being much larger than it seemed.’
    • ‘The paint was peeling off the weatherboard and the house seemed to tilt slightly to one side.’
    • ‘The townhouses, clad in stucco plaster and weatherboard, have serious problems with leaks through decks and plaster systems causing framing to rot, he says.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He lives in a ramshackle weatherboard house stuffed with musical instruments in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Mrs Hillier is in her late 70s and shares her weatherboard home with Wellington, the French poodle.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘John and Sunday Reed lived for over thirty years in this Victorian weatherboard and one-time dairy-farm house.’
    • ‘I don't recall seeing many weatherboard houses in New York or Washington.’
    • ‘It did not rot, except for the weatherboards on the outside, which had to be replaced from time to time.’
    • ‘In 1914 the first Wirrabara sawmill was replaced and the new machinery was now used to produce flooring, weatherboards, mouldings and fruit cases.’
    • ‘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’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]British
  • Fit or supply with weatherboards.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The barn has a tiled roof, is weatherboarded, and has a flint plinth.’
    • ‘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

/ˈwɛðəbɔːd/