Meaning of “floorboard” in the English Dictionary

"floorboard" in British English

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floorboardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈflɔː.bɔːd/ us /ˈflɔːr.bɔːrd/

Examples from literature

  • I've never heard a sound, not the creak of a floorboard, the slam of a door, the opening of a window, nor the distant gurgle of cool, clear water, gushing into plumbing. 

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

"floorboard" in American English

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floorboardnoun [ C ]

us /ˈflɔrˌbɔrd, ˈfloʊrˌboʊrd/

floorboard noun [ C ] (WOOD)

a long straight piece of wood used in a floor:

The floorboards creaked as we tiptoed across the room.

floorboard noun [ C ] (FLOOR)

a floor in a car

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