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boards n : the boarding that surrounds an ice hockey rink

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  1. Plural of board
  2. Examinations given for entry to college or to qualify for a profession. (From college boards)
  3. A stage (as in a theater).
  4. Structure around a rink for ice hockey.
  5. In the context of "publishing|informal": A hardcover binding on a book.
    His new novel just came out in boards. The paperback will follow in about a year.


structure around a rink


  1. third-person singular of board

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