from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A buoyant board used to keep the upper body of a swimmer afloat while allowing free movement of the legs, used chiefly to improve kicking technique or develop leg strength and endurance.
  • noun A freestanding wall, usually made of wood and having the dimensions of a soccer goal, used typically by one or two players to practice kicking, trapping, and shooting the ball.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small, buoyant board used to support a swimmer's upper body and arms while allowing free kicking movements.
  • noun On pianos and organs, a vertical panel located above the pedals.
  • noun On doors, the vinyl panel at the bottom eight inches.


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