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Flat surface

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Lumber Lumber is wood that has been processed into dimensional lumber, including beams and planks or boards, a stage in the process of wood production. Lumber is mainly used for construction framing, as well as finishing (floors, wall panels, w ...
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Plank (wood) A plank is timber that is flat, elongated, and rectangular with parallel faces that are higher and longer than wide. Used primarily in carpentry, planks are critical in the construction of ships, houses, bridges, and many other structures. Plan ...
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Cutting board A cutting board (or chopping board) is a durable board on which to place material for cutting Cutting is the separation or opening of a physical object, into two or more portions, through the application of an acutely directed force. Implemen ...

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Sounding board A sounding board, also known as a tester and abat-voix is a structure placed above and sometimes also behind a pulpit A pulpit is a raised stand for preachers in a Christian church. The origin of the word is the Latin ''pulpitum'' (plat ...

Sounding board
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Cardboard (paper product) Cardboard is a generic term for heavy paper, paper-based products. The construction can range from a thick paper known as paperboard to corrugated fiberboard which is made of multiple plies of material. Natural cardboards can range from grey to li ...
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Paperboard Paperboard is a thick paper-based material. While there is no rigid differentiation between paper and paperboard, paperboard is generally thicker (usually over 0.30 mm, 0.012 in, or 12 Inch#equivalences, points) than paper and has certain ...
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Fiberboard Fiberboard (American English) or fibreboard (British English) is a type of engineered wood product that is made out of wood fibers. Types of fiberboard (in order of increasing density) include particle board or low-density fiberboard (LDF), medi ...
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Hardboard Hardboard, also called high-density fiberboard (HDF), is a type of fiberboard, which is an engineered wood product. It is used in furniture and in the construction industry. Description Hardboard is similar to particle board and medium-densit ...

Hardboard
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Particle board Particle board, also known as chipboard or low-density fiberboard, is an engineered wood product manufactured from wood chips and a synthetic resin or other suitable binder, which is pressed and Extrusion, extruded. Particle board is often confus ...
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Oriented strand board Oriented strand board (OSB) is a type of engineered wood similar to particle board, formed by adding adhesives and then compressing layers of wood strands (flakes) in specific orientations. It was invented by Armin Elmendorf in California in 1963. ...
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Printed circuit board A printed circuit board (PCB; also printed wiring board or PWB) is a medium used in Electrical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering to connect electronic components to one another in a controlled manner. It takes the form of a L ...
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Motherboard A motherboard (also called mainboard, main circuit board, mb, mboard, backplane board, base board, system board, logic board (only in Apple computers) or mobo) is the main printed circuit board (PCB) in general-purpose computers and other expand ...
, the main printed circuit board of a computer * A reusable writing surface **
Chalkboard A blackboard (also known as a chalkboard) is a reusable writing surface on which text or drawings are made with sticks of calcium sulphate or calcium carbonate, known, when used for this purpose, as chalk. Blackboards were originally made of s ...
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Whiteboard A whiteboard (also known by the terms marker board, dry-erase board, dry-wipe board, and pen-board) is a glossy, usually white surface for making non-permanent markings. Whiteboards are analogous to blackboards, but with a smoother surface all ...


Recreation

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Board game Board games are tabletop games that typically use . These pieces are moved or placed on a pre-marked board (playing surface) and often include elements of Tabletop game, table, Card game, card, Role-playing game, role-playing, and miniatures ga ...
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Chessboard A chessboard is a used to play chess. It consists of 64 squares, 8 rows by 8 columns, on which the chess pieces are placed. It is square in shape and uses two colours of squares, one light and one dark, in a chequered pattern. During play, the bo ...
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Checkerboard A checkerboard (American English) or chequerboard (British English; American and British English spelling differences#Miscellaneous spelling differences, see spelling differences) is a board of check (pattern), checkered pattern on which checkers ...
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Board (bridge) In duplicate bridge, a board is an item of equipment that holds one deal, or one deck of 52 cards distributed in four hands of 13 cards each. The design permits the entire deal of four hands to be passed, carried or stacked securely with the ca ...
, a device used in playing duplicate bridge * Board, colloquial term for the rebound statistic in basketball *
Board track racing Board track racing was a type of motorsport popular in the United States during the 1910s and 1920s. Competition was conducted on circular or oval track racing, oval race courses with surfaces composed of lumber, wooden planks. This type of track ...
, a type of motorsport popular in the United States during the 1910s and 1920s * Boards, the wall around a
bandy field A bandy field or bandy rink is a large ice rink used for playing the team winter sport of bandy. Being about the size of a football pitch, it is substantially larger than an ice hockey rink. History Originally, bandy was played on naturally froze ...
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ice hockey rink An ice hockey rink is an ice rink that is specifically designed for ice hockey, a competitive team sport. Alternatively it is used for other sports such as broomball, ringette, rinkball, and rink bandy. It is a rectangle with rounded corners and s ...
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Boardsport Boardsports are active outdoor sports that are played with some sort of board as the primary equipment. These sports take place on a variety of terrain, from paved flat-ground and snow-covered hills to water and air. Most boardsports are considere ...
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Diving board (disambiguation) Diving board may refer to: *Springboard *Diving platform, referred to as a "tower" or sometimes "firm board" *''The Diving Board'', a 2013 album by Elton John {{disambig ...


Companies

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Board International Board International S.A. is a business intelligence, Business Intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management, Corporate Performance Management (CPM) software vendor known for its Board tool kit. The company was based in Chiasso, Switzerla ...
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Bureau of Architecture, Research, and Design The Bureau of Architecture, Research, and Design (BOARD) is an architecture firm based in Rotterdam Rotterdam ( , , , lit. ''The Dam on the River Rotte'') is the second largest city A city is a human settlement of notable size.Goodall, ...
(BOARD), an architecture firm based in Rotterdam


Groups

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Advisory board An advisory board is a body that provides non-binding strategic advice to the management of a corporation, organization, or foundation. The informal nature of an advisory board gives greater flexibility in structure and management compared to th ...
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Currency board In public finance, a currency board is a monetary authority which is required to maintain a fixed exchange rate with a foreign currency A currency, "in circulation", from la, Wikt:currens, currens, -entis, literally meaning "running" or ...
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Board of directors A board of directors (commonly referred simply as the board) is an Committee#Executive committee, executive committee that jointly supervises the activities of an organization, which can be either a for-profit or a nonprofit organization such a ...
, or a similar governing or advisory committee * Board of selectmen, the executive arm of the government of New England towns in the United States *
Board of supervisors A board of supervisors is a governmental body that oversees the operation of county A county is a geographic region of a country used for administrative or other purposesChambers Dictionary, L. Brookes (ed.), 2005, Chambers Harrap Publish ...
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Board of trustees A board of directors (commonly referred simply as the board) is an executive committee that jointly supervises the activities of an organization, which can be either a for-profit or a nonprofit organization such as a business, nonprofit org ...
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Editorial board The editorial board is a group of experts, usually at a publication, who dictate the tone and direction the publication's editorial policy will take. Mass media At a newspaper, the editorial board usually consists of the editorial page editor, an ...
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Examination board An examination board (or exam board) is small board organization that sets examinations, is responsible for marking them, and distributes results. Some are run by governmental entities; some are run as not-for-profit organizations. List of na ...
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Parole board A parole board is a panel of people who decide whether an offender should be released from prison on parole Parole (also known as provisional release or supervised release) is a form of early release of a prisoner, prison inmate where the prison ...
, a panel that decides whether an offender should be released from prison * Police board, a group charged with the responsibility of overseeing a local police force *
Supervisory board In corporate governance, a governance board also known as committee#Nominating committee, council of delegates are chosen by the stockholders of a corporation, company to promote their interests through the governance of the company and to hire ...
, a group responsible for hiring and firing a board of directors


People


Sports

* C. J. Board (born 1993), American football player * Chris Board (born 1995), American football player *
Dwaine Board Dwaine P. Board (born November 29, 1956) is a defensive line Coach (sport), coach for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He is also a former American football defensive end who played for the San Francisco 49ers and the New Or ...
(born 1956), American football player and coach * Jim Board (born 1956), Australian rules footballer * Michael Board (born 1970), British swimmer * Terry Board (footballer, born 1945), Australian rules footballer * Terry Board (footballer, born 1968), Australian rules footballer


Other areas

* Kate Board, English airship pilot * Mike Board (born 1952), Australian politician *
Mykel Board Mykel Board (born January 31, 1950) is an American journalist, musician, and writer of English-language haiku. Bibliography * ''Even A Daughter Is Better Than Nothing'' Garrett Country Press (2005) * ''I A, Me-ist'' Hope and Nonthings Pres ...
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Printz Board Priese Prince Lamont "Printz" Board (born September 11, 1982) is an American record producer, songwriter, and singer best known for his work with Black Eyed Peas and being a member of the production group Bucky Johnson. In addition, Board has ...
(born 1982), American record producer, songwriter, and singer * Prudy Taylor Board (born 1933), American author and editor


Other

* Board book, a book made more durable by the use of cardboard covers and thicker paper *
Board certification Board certification is the process by which a physician or other professional demonstrates a mastery of advanced knowledge and skills through written, practical, or simulator-based testing. Certification bodies There are more than 25 boards that ...
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Board examination In India India, officially the Republic of India (Hindi: ), is a country in South Asia. It is the List of countries and dependencies by area, seventh-largest country by area, the List of countries and dependencies by population, second-m ...
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Board foot The board foot or board-foot is a Units of measurement, unit of measurement for the volume of lumber in the United States and Canada. It equals the volume of a length of a board, one foot wide and thick. Board foot can be abbreviated as FBM (for ...
, measurement of lumber volume * ''Boards'' (magazine), a 1999–2010 trade publication for the advertising community * boards.ie, an Internet forum in Ireland * Bulletin board (disambiguation), where people can leave public messages *
Distribution board A distribution board (also known as panelboard, breaker panel, electric panel, DB board or DB box) is a component of an electricity supply system that divides an electrical power feed into subsidiary circuits while providing a protective fus ...
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Room and board Room and board is a phrase describing a situation in which, in exchange for money, labor or other considerations, a person is provided with a place to live as well as meals on a comprehensive basis. It commonly occurs as a fee at higher educati ...
, in exchange for money, labor, or other consideration, a person is provided with a place to live as well as meals * "The Big Board", nickname of the
New York Stock Exchange The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE, nicknamed "The Big Board") is an American stock exchange in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan in New York City New York, often called New York City or NYC, is the List o ...


See also

* * * Boarding (disambiguation) * Bored (disambiguation) *
Soundboard (disambiguation) Soundboard or sound board may refer to: *Sound board (music), a part of a musical instrument *Sounding board, an attachment to a pulpit to assist a human speaker *Mixing console, used to combine electronic audio signals *Soundboard (computer progra ...
* Switchboard (disambiguation) {{disambiguation, surname