floorboard

noun
ADJECTIVE
wooden
bare
polished
loose
creaky, squeaky
VERB + FLOORBOARD
lift, lift up

Lift some loose floorboards to get at the pipes.

FLOORBOARD + VERB
creak

The wooden floorboards creaked as he walked down the corridor.

PREPOSITION
beneath the floorboards, under the floorboards, underneath the floorboards

They said that he kept his money under the floorboards.

PHRASES
a gap between the floorboards, a gap in the floorboards (both esp. BrE)

She could hear voices through the gaps in the floorboards.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • floorboard — n. 1. a board in the floor. Syn: floor board. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the floor of an automobile. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • floorboard — ► NOUN ▪ a long plank making up part of a wooden floor …   English terms dictionary

  • floorboard — [flôr′bôrd΄] n. 1. a board in a floor 2. the floor of an automobile, etc …   English World dictionary

  • floorboard — UK [ˈflɔː(r)ˌbɔː(r)d] / US [ˈflɔrˌbɔrd] noun [countable] Word forms floorboard : singular floorboard plural floorboards 1) a long wooden board that is part of a wooden floor 2) American the floor in a car …   English dictionary

  • floorboard — noun Date: 1881 1. a board in a floor 2. the floor of an automobile …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • floorboard — /flawr bawrd , flohr bohrd /, n. 1. any of the boards composing a floor. 2. the floor of an automotive vehicle. v.t. 3. floor (def. 21). [1880 85; FLOOR + BOARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • floorboard — noun Any of the long boards laid over joists to make a floor …   Wiktionary

  • floorboard — floor|board [ˈflo:bo:d US ˈflo:rbo:rd] n 1.) a board in a wooden floor ▪ I lifted the carpet to check the floorboards for damp and woodworm. 2.) AmE the floor in a car …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • floorboard — floor|board [ flɔr,bɔrd ] noun count 1. ) a long wooden board that is part of a wooden floor 2. ) AMERICAN the floor in a car …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • floorboard — [[t]flɔ͟ː(r)bɔː(r)d[/t]] floorboards N COUNT: usu pl Floorboards are the long pieces of wood that a wooden floor is made up of …   English dictionary

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