\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
: an identifying signboard (as for a station, a shop, or a ship); also : an identifying name displayed (as on the side of a ship) other than on a board — see ship illustration

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/naym"bawrd', -bohrd'/, n.
1. a signboard that identifies a place or object.
2. a name painted, stenciled, etc., on something, as on the side of a ship.
[1840-50; NAME + BOARD]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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