draining board

draining board
draining board UK [ˈdreɪnɪŋ ˌbɔː(r)d] / US [ˈdreɪnɪŋ ˌbɔrd] or drainer UK [ˈdreɪnə(r)] / US [ˈdreɪnər] noun [countable]
Word forms "draining board":
singular draining board plural draining boards
Word forms "drainer":
singular drainer plural drainers British
the place next to the sink in a kitchen where you leave wet dishes to dry

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  • draining board — draining boards N COUNT: usu the N in sing The draining board is the place on a sink unit where things such as cups, plates, and cutlery are put to drain after they have been washed. [mainly BRIT] (in AM, usually use drainboard) …   English dictionary

  • draining board — also drain board AmE n a slightly sloping area next to a kitchen ↑sink where you put wet dishes to dry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • draining board — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a sloping grooved surface on which crockery is left to drain into an adjacent sink …   English terms dictionary

  • draining board — noun a board beside a kitchen sink and inclined to drain into the sink • Syn: ↑drainboard • Hypernyms: ↑board …   Useful english dictionary

  • draining board — noun A board beside a kitchen sink and inclined to drain into the sink, used for letting kitchen utensils dry after they had been washed. Syn: drainboard …   Wiktionary

  • draining board — (N. Amer. drainboard) noun a sloping grooved board or surface on which crockery is left to drain into an adjacent sink …   English new terms dictionary

  • draining-board — /ˈdreɪnɪŋ bɔd/ (say drayning bawd) noun a gently sloping board, etc., usually having runnels, beside a sink on which crockery is placed after washing to dry …  

  • draining board — noun (C) a slightly sloping area next to the kitchen sink 2 where you put wet dishes to dry …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • draining board — [ˈdreɪnɪŋ ˌbɔːd] noun [C] British the place next to the SINK in a kitchen where you leave wet dishes to dry …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • draining-board — n. a sloping usu. grooved surface beside a sink, on which washed dishes etc. are left to drain …   Useful english dictionary

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