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Webster 1913 Edition


Boarder

Board′er

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Noun.
1.
One who has food statedly at another’s table, or meals and lodgings in his house, for pay, or compensation of any kind.
2.
(Naut.)
One who boards a ship; one selected to board an enemy's ship.
Totten.

Webster 1828 Edition


Boarder

BOARDER

,
Noun.
One who has food or diet and lodging in another's family for a reward.
1.
One who boards a ship in action; one who is selected to board ships.

Definition 2022


boarder

boarder

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Noun

boarder (plural boarders)

  1. A pupil who lives at school during term time.
    The student body consisted primarily of boarders, except for a few children belonging to the school staff.
  2. Someone who pays for meals and lodging in a house rather than a hotel.
    When I left for college, my parents took on a boarder in my old room to help defray expenses.
  3. (nautical) A sailor attacking an enemy ship by boarding her, or one repelling such attempts by an enemy.
    The captain shouted at the crew to grab arms and repel boarders.
  4. Someone who uses a snowboard
    A group of boarders swept past us as we climbed the side of the ski run

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