[syn: dashboard, fascia]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dashboard \Dash"board`\ (d[a^]sh"b[=o]rd`), n.
1. A board placed on the fore part of a carriage, sleigh, or
other vehicle, to intercept water, mud, or snow, thrown up
by the heels of the horses; -- in England commonly called
(a) The float of a paddle wheel.
(b) A screen at the bow af a steam launch to keep off the
spray; -- called also sprayboard.
3. an instrument panel beneath the front window of a motor
vehicle (such as an automobile or truck), containing
indicating gauges and dials, such as the speedometer and
fuel gauges, and sometimes certain control knobs or other
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: protective covering consisting of a panel to protect people
from the splashing water or mud etc. [syn: splashboard,
2: instrument panel on an automobile or airplane containing
dials and controls [syn: dashboard, fascia]