dashboard

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The dashboard of a modern car.
Sleigh dashboard

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From dash (to sprinkle; to splatter) +‎ board for meaning 1. Possibly expanded meaning later.

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dashboard (plural dashboards)

  1. An upturned screen of wood or leather placed on the front of a horse-drawn carriage, sleigh or other vehicle that protected the driver from mud, debris, water and snow thrown up by the horse's hooves.
  2. A panel under the windscreen of a motor car or aircraft, containing indicator dials, compartments, and sometimes controls.
  3. (computing, video games) A graphical user interface in the form of or resembling a motor car dashboard.

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dashboard (third-person singular simple present dashboards, present participle dashboarding, simple past and past participle dashboarded)

  1. To organize in a dashboard format.
    Dashboarding your work can enhance productivity.

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