the low wooden wall surrounding the area where a game of ICE HOCKEY is played:
The puck went wide, hitting the boards.
HELP. There are many other compounds ending in board. You will find them at their place in the alphabet.
Idiom(s) section. across the board involving everyone or everything in a company, an industry, et cetera: The industry needs more investment across the board; an across-the-board wage increase. go by the board (British English) (of plans or principles) to be rejected or ignored; to be no longer possible: All her efforts to be polite went by the board and she started to shout. on board on or in a ship, an aircraft or a train. Synonym - ABOARD: Have the passengers gone on board yet? (figurative) It's good to have you on board (= working with us) for this project. take something on board to accept and understand an idea or a suggestion: I told her what I thought, but she didn’t take my advice on board. — more at SWEEP verb.