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noun bureau, cabinet, commission, consistory, consultative body, council, court, curia, directorate, directorship, governing body, judicatory, management, presidium, tribunal
Associated concepts: advisory boards, board of aldermen, board of arbitrators, board of directors, board of education, board of elections, board of equalization, board of examiners, board of finance, board of health, board of medical examinnrs, board of public works, board of review, board of special inquiry, board of supervisors, board of trade, board of trustees, de facto boards, draft board, local board, maritime board, qualification board, revenue board, welfare board, zoning board
See also: agency, assembly, bench, body, bureau, chamber, commission, committee, council, enter, inhabit, lodge, management, reside

BOARD. This word is used to designate all the magistrates of a city or borough, or all the managers or directors of any institution; as, the board of aldermen; the board of directors of the Bank of North America. The majority of the board have in general the power to perform the acts of the whole board, but sometimes they are restrained by their charters, and it requires a greater number to perform certain acts.

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I mean, it was getting to the stage of one of those Second World War prisoner of war camps where so many bed boards had been taken to shore up escape tunnels there was virtually nothing left to support the sleeper.
She soon discovered the strange double-thickness bed boards, and after some prising of the old timbers found to her amazement that the interior was filled full with gold coins and treasure - just what dreams are made of
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On one occasion, a gang of soldiers from Scotland were confronted by an angry band of Canadians wielding bed boards and chair legs after the first gang had attacked a Canadian soldier with a razor.
Bed boards and stolen planks were also used to shore up the tunnel's sides and roof.
They are light-shy and tend to hide in dark places, such as voids in walls and bed boards.
As the tunnels got longer the demand for bed boards meant the space bet wen each board in our beds got wider and more uncomfortable.
They found the shaft lined with interlocking bed boards to prevent it collapsing.