Definition of hand board in English:

hand board

Pronunciation /ˈhand bɔːd/


  • 1Building
    rare A small (usually square) board with a handle underneath for carrying plaster or mortar. Compare "hawk", "mortarboard".

  • 2 historical, rare A type of tray, especially a small wooden tea tray. Compare "tea-board".


Late 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Holme (1627–1700), herald painter. From hand + board.