shopboard

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From shop +‎ board.

NounEdit

shopboard (plural shopboards)

  1. (now historical) A tradesman's counter or table where goods for sale are displayed. [from 16th c.]
  2. (now historical) A workbench or platform on which a tradesman, especially a tailor, sits to work. [from 16th c.]
    • 1808–10, William Hickey, Memoirs of a Georgian Rake, Folio Society 1995, p. 206:
      [N]or is there any place to let your legs hang down in, passengers sitting upon a platform like tailors on their shopboard.