from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Without deceit or trickery; straightforward.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Alternative form of above-board.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Above the board or table. Hence: in open sight; without trick, concealment, or deception.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In open sight; without tricks or disguise: as, an honest man deals aboveboard; his actions are open and aboveboard.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. without concealment or deception; honest
- adv. in an honest manner
Of course all of this "aboveboard" balderdash is accompanied by a right wing screed circulating on the internet.
A Morgan Stanley employee advises telling the company to stay "aboveboard" and follow the letter of the contract.
'All fair an' aboveboard 'should be the sailing orders of every man in such matters, especially of every seaman.
` All fair an 'aboveboard' should be the sailing orders of every man in such matters, especially of every seaman.
And for those dealers who are honest and aboveboard, which is the vast majority of them, this is not going to be a big problem, "said Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh.
"aboveboard" campaign, now subtly and craftily playing the "race card" (because he has so few cards to play; to be fair, former President Bill Clinton played the same game, too), that thing continues to bubble just under the surface.
But the industry has resisted efforts by Fannie and Freddie to obtain documents that would show whether the investments were aboveboard.
Muslim American groups have always condemned terrorism aboveboard.
"Then why not ride open and aboveboard with me in the hills?" he urged.
I've always been straight and aboveboard with you.