Boarding

Board"ing

, n. 1. (Naut.) The act of entering a ship, whether with a hostile or a friendly purpose.
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Both slain at one time, as they attempted the boarding of a frigate.
Sir F. Drake.
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2. The act of covering with boards; also, boards, collectively; or a covering made of boards.
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3. The act of supplying, or the state of being supplied, with regular or specified meals, or with meals and lodgings, for pay.
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Boarding house, a house in which boarders are kept. -- Boarding nettings (Naut.), a strong network of cords or ropes erected at the side of a ship to prevent an enemy from boarding it. -- Boarding pike (Naut.), a pike used by sailors in boarding a vessel, or in repelling an attempt to board it. Totten. -- Boarding school, a school in which pupils receive board and lodging as well as instruction.
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