Meaning of “drawing board” in the English Dictionary

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"drawing board" in British English

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drawing boardnoun [ C ]

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Examples from literature

  • As a youngster I had planned to study architecture, as I had developed some talent at the drawing board. 
  • Each of the two inventors had his own drawing board, designed to swing out from the wall at the press of a button. 
  • His drawing board was littered with sketches and diagrams when the phone rang, breaking in on his thoughts. 
  • Most architects still hold to the old-fashioned drawing boards supported upon trestles, and mostly from the simple inertia of custom. 
  • There was a desk supporting a drawing board, with a chair set before it. 

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

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