mortarboard

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmɔːtəˌbɔːd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmɔrtɚˌbɔrd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(môrtər bôrd′, -bōrd′)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
mor•tar•board /ˈmɔrtɚˌbɔrd/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a board, usually square, used by masons to hold mortar.
  2. Educationa close-fitting cap with a square, flat top and a tassel, worn at formal academic ceremonies by graduates or faculty.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
mor•tar•board  (môrtər bôrd′, -bōrd′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a board, usually square, used by masons to hold mortar.
  2. EducationAlso called  cap. a cap with a close-fitting crown surmounted by a stiff, flat, square piece from which a tassel hangs, worn as part of academic costume.
  • mortar2 + board 1850–55

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
mortarboard /ˈmɔːtəˌbɔːd/ n
  1. a black tasselled academic cap with a flat square top covered with cloth
  2. Also called: hawk a small square board with a handle on the underside for carrying mortar
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