ETYM French battant. Related to Batter.
1. Stick used to fix something in place, to hold it firm.
2. Slender stick inserted in the pocket of a sail to keep the sail flat against the wind.
ETYM Old Eng. bord, AS. bord board, shipboard; akin to bred plank, Icel. borth board, side of a ship, Goth. fôtu-baurd footstool, Dutch bord board, German brett, bort. Related to def. 8.
1. A flat piece of material (usually wood) designed for a special purpose.
2. A stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes; SYN. plank.
3. A flat portable surface (usually rectangular) designed for board games; SYN. gameboard.
4. A committee having supervisory powers.
5. Food or meals in general; SYN. table.
In NGO work, a group of officials or persons with standing in the commu-nity or field who are chosen to govern and assist with the development of an organization.
ETYM Old Eng. planke, Old Fren. planque, planche, French planche, from Latin planca; cf. Greek plax, anything flat and broad. Related to Planch.
An endorsed policy in the platform of a political party.