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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: DASH1 'to strike with small drops of liquid' (17-19 centuries) + board (because it was originally a board to stop mud getting into a vehicle)

dashboard

noun
     
Related topics: Motor Vehicles
dash‧board [countable]
TTC the part in front of the driver in a car that has the controls on it

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