weatherboarding

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n weatherboarding a long thin board with one edge thicker than the other; used as siding by lapping one board over the board below
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Weatherboarding (Arch) The covering or siding of a building, formed of boards lapping over one another, to exclude rain, snow, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n weatherboarding A facing of thin boards, having usually a feather-edge, and nailed lapping one over another, used as an outside covering for the walls of a wooden building. They are practically the same as clapboards, but are distinguished from those by being larger and wider.
    • n weatherboarding The finish or woodwork at the base of a clapboarded wall.
    • n weatherboarding The whole exterior covering of a wall or roof, whether of weather-boards, clapboards, or shingles
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Usage

In literature:

In the middle of the day we baited our horses at a little inn, called the Weatherboard.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
Fashionable shops, two storeys high, stood next tiny, dilapidated weatherboards.
"Australia Felix" by Henry Handel Richardson
The house itself, he knew, was doomed; no fire-brigade could have checked the flames which had laid hold of the flimsy weatherboard.
"Back To Billabong" by Mary Grant Bruce
Some of them had weatherboard houses but the majority of them was log houses.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
He lived on a large plantation with a large old farm house, built of logs and weatherboards, painted white.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
I don't know whether all of the slaves lived in weatherboarded houses or not.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
Some men would weatherboard them.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
We lived in weatherboard house.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Flames went up from the new weatherboard corner of the house.
"The Pioneers" by Katharine Susannah Prichard
On to these went the slabs, weatherboard fashion.
"From Chart House to Bush Hut" by Charles W. L. Bryde
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