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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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The man's condition was stabilised by paramedics before he was put on a spineboard and lifted up to the road.
The Skelmanthorpe crew cut the top off the car off so the driver could be lifted clear and onto a spineboard.
Firefighters used a line rescue technique to help get a spineboard stretcher with the woman on it off the banking to the ambulance.