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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aboveboard  \A*bove"board`\,  adv 
  Above  the  board  or  table.  Hence:  in  open  sight;  without 
  trick,  concealment,  or  deception.  ``Fair  and  aboveboard.'' 
  --Burke. 
 
  Note:  This  expression  is  said  by  Johnson  to  have  been 
  borrowed  from  gamesters,  who  when  they  change  their 
  cards,  put  their  hands  under  the  table. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aboveboard 
  adj  :  without  concealment  or  deception;  honest;  "their  business 
  was  open  and  aboveboard";  "straightforward  in  all  his 
  business  affairs"  [syn:  {straightforward}] 
  adv  :  in  an  honest  manner;  "in  he  can't  get  it  honestly,  he  is 
  willing  to  steal  it";  "was  known  for  dealing  aboveboard 
  in  everything"  [syn:  {honestly}]  [ant:  {dishonestly}] 




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