Backboard

Back"board`

(), n. [2d back, n. + board.]
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1. A board which supports the back when one is sitting; specifically, the board athwart the after part of a boat.
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2. A board serving as the back part of anything, as of a wagon.
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3. A thin stuff used for the backs of framed pictures, mirrors, etc.
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4. A board attached to the rim of a water wheel to prevent the water from running off the floats or paddles into the interior of the wheel. W. Nicholson.
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5. A board worn across the back to give erectness to the figure. Thackeray.
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