Meaning of weatherboard in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwɛðəbɔːd/

Translate weatherboard into Spanish


mainly British
  • Each of a series of horizontal boards nailed to outside walls with edges overlapping to keep out the rain.

    ‘Their rambling villa, once a model of gracious elegance, was now a paradise of dry rot, with its skeletal verandah, rickety walls and warped weatherboards.’
    • ‘The walls resemble weatherboard, but cut in irregular widths so as to look even more archaic, as if these lapped boards were sawn from un-squared logs.’
    • ‘It did not rot, except for the weatherboards on the outside, which had to be replaced from time to time.’
    • ‘Thinking exteriors, weatherboards are making a comeback, and often used alongside plaster.’
    • ‘In 1914 the first Wirrabara sawmill was replaced and the new machinery was now used to produce flooring, weatherboards, mouldings and fruit cases.’
    • ‘The paint was peeling off the weatherboard and the house seemed to tilt slightly to one side.’
    • ‘Towards the end of 1881 a weatherboard building was erected and Miss Betty M. Cousin took charge of the first students at Cradock.’
    • ‘The original weatherboard building was destroyed by fire in 1884 and replaced by a stone building in 1885.’
    • ‘Attempting to boost immigration without addressing the root problems is like fixing a home with dry rot in the foundations by tacking on more weatherboards.’
    • ‘The first Morse code message was tapped from a two-roomed weatherboard cottage in 1854.’
    • ‘His mother was one of six children and there were still three sisters and two brothers as well as Keith's grandparents living in the three-bedroom weatherboard house.’
    • ‘The townhouses, clad in stucco plaster and weatherboard, have serious problems with leaks through decks and plaster systems causing framing to rot, he says.’
    • ‘Two residents of a house in South Lismore managed to escape unhurt after a fire broke out in their weatherboard home on Wednesday afternoon’
    • ‘He lives in a ramshackle weatherboard house stuffed with musical instruments in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.’
    • ‘Mrs Hillier is in her late 70s and shares her weatherboard home with Wellington, the French poodle.’
    • ‘The light blue weatherboard and much darker, almost black roofing tiles gave the impression of the house being much larger than it seemed.’
    • ‘John and Sunday Reed lived for over thirty years in this Victorian weatherboard and one-time dairy-farm house.’
    • ‘Take a brisk walk along the waterfront to admire the modern sculptures and shoals of kayakers, and then take a more leisurely amble upwards to appreciate the grand villas and gabled weatherboard terraces of the hillside suburbs.’
    • ‘So we walked a couple of hundred metres to a small light-blue weatherboard house with a fading sign out front indicating it was a holiday unit.’
    • ‘They built their two-roomed stone or weatherboard cottages and with great hopes put in a wheat crop as soon as possible.’
    • ‘I don't recall seeing many weatherboard houses in New York or Washington.’


[with object]mainly British
  • Fit or supply with weatherboards.

    ‘The barn has a tiled roof, is weatherboarded, and has a flint plinth.’
    • ‘Blackbird House is a chronological series of stories, all set in the same weatherboarded farmhouse on the Cape, built by a fisherman trying to escape the sea.’
    • ‘As well as the old town itself, the group will also be looking at Church Hill, the historic part of the town which also contains terraces of old weatherboarded cottages.’