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1 a long flat piece of wood in a wooden floor: bare / polished floorboards + The money was hidden under the floorboards.
2 [usually sing.] (AmE) = FLOOR (2): a car floorboard + He had his foot to the floorboard (= was going very fast).
wooden | bare | polished | loose | creaking, squeaky
VERB + FLOORBOARD
The builders are still laying the floorboards.
| lift (up)
Lift some loose floorboards to get at the pipes.
FLOORBOARD + VERB
The wooden floorboards creaked as he walked down the corridor.
beneath/under/underneath the ~
They said that he kept his money under the floorboards.
a gap between/in the floorboards
She could hear voices through the gaps in the floorboards.
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