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 for Boarding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Board \Board\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Boarded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house.
        "The boarded hovel." --Cowper.
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     2. [Cf. Board to accost, and see Board, n.] To go on
        board of, or enter, as a ship, whether in a hostile or a
        friendly way.
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              You board an enemy to capture her, and a stranger to
              receive news or make a communication. --Totten.
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     3. To enter, as a railway car. [Colloq. U. S.]
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     4. To furnish with regular meals, or with meals and lodgings,
        for compensation; to supply with daily meals.
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     5. To place at board, for compensation; as, to board one's
        horse at a livery stable.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Boarding \Board"ing\, n.
     1. (Naut.) The act of entering a ship, whether with a hostile
        or a friendly purpose.
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              Both slain at one time, as they attempted the
              boarding of a frigate.                --Sir F.
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     2. The act of covering with boards; also, boards,
        collectively; or a covering made of boards.
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     3. The act of supplying, or the state of being supplied, with
        regular or specified meals, or with meals and lodgings,
        for pay.
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     Boarding house, a house in which boarders are kept.
     Boarding nettings (Naut.), a strong network of cords or
        ropes erected at the side of a ship to prevent an enemy
        from boarding it.
     Boarding pike (Naut.), a pike used by sailors in boarding a
        vessel, or in repelling an attempt to board it. --Totten.
     Boarding school, a school in which pupils receive board and
        lodging as well as instruction.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or
           aircraft [syn: boarding, embarkation, embarkment]
           [ant: debarkation, disembarkation, disembarkment]
      2: a structure of boards

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