Meaning of “dashboard” in the English Dictionary

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"dashboard" in British English

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dashboardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdæʃ.bɔːd/ us /ˈdæʃ.bɔːrd/ also dash, UK old-fashioned also fascia

Examples from literature

  • He pawed around for an ashtray and discovered that it had been removed, along with the lighter, from the rental car's dashboard. 
  • He swerved his gaze swiftly to the dashboard clock, then back to the sun again. 
  • Think I'll listen to the news, Tom thought, and switched on his dashboard radio. 
  • This he placed in the socket on the dashboard. 
  • Twice she tried to free herself, holding to the dashboard with one hand. 

(Definition of “dashboard” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dashboard" in American English

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dashboardnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdɑʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/ short form dash

the part of a car that contains some of the controls used for driving and the devices for measuring esp. speed and distance

(Definition of “dashboard” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)