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EtymologyEdit

From the fact that theatre stages are often made of boards. Compare French monter sur les planches.

VerbEdit

tread the boards (third-person singular simple present treads the boards, present participle treading the boards, simple past and past participle trod the boards)

  1. (humorous or dated, figuratively) To work as an actor.
    Synonym: walk the boards

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