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board of health a department of municipal, county, or state government that supervises public health and sanitation.
boardroom a room where a board of administrators or directors holds meetings.
boardwalk a walkway built of wooden boards, esp. a promenade at a beach.
boast to talk with an excess of pride, esp. about oneself; brag. [5 definitions]
boastful tending to boast or characterized by boasting.
boat a small, open vehicle for traveling on the surface of the water. [4 definitions]
boathouse a small building or shed built near or partly over the water's edge, and used to store boats.
boating an act, instance, or process of using a boat for pleasure, as in rowing, canoeing, or sailing. [2 definitions]
boatload the load of passengers or cargo that a boat can or does carry.
boatman one who uses boats with skill. [2 definitions]
boat people refugees fleeing from a certain country or region in small, unseaworthy boats, esp. those who fled Indochina in the late 1970s.
boatswain a warrant officer on a warship, or in domestic service a petty officer responsible for a ship's gear such as rigging, anchors, and the like.
boat train a passenger train whose route runs between a city or other terminus and a ship's port.
bob1 a quick dipping motion; a nod up and down. [4 definitions]
bob2 a style of short haircut, usu. for women and children. [5 definitions]
bob3 a light tap or blow. [3 definitions]
bobber a bouyant object that can be attached to a fishing line, which alerts one to the presence of a fish at the bait.
bobbin a spool or spindle on which thread or yarn is wound for use in sewing, weaving, or the like.
bobble a clumsily executed movement or fumble, as in sports, or any such inept mistake. [2 definitions]
bobby (chiefly British; old-fashioned; informal) a police officer, esp. one who patrols on foot.
bobby pin a narrow flat metal hairpin whose sides are pressed together under tension.