- Historical a screen at the front or side of a carriage, boat, etc. for protection against splashing
- a panel below the windshield, as in an automobile, containing the instrument panel
- A panel under the windshield of a vehicle, containing indicator dials, compartments, and sometimes control instruments.
- A panel at the front of a horse-drawn vehicle that projects up to protect the riders from mud, water, or snow kicked up by the horse or horses.
- A user interface on a computer display that presents constantly updated information, such as processing speed, in a format that resembles the dashboard of a vehicle.
- An upturned screen of wood or leather placed on the front of a horse-drawn carriage, sleigh or other vehicle that protected the driver from mud, debris, water and snow thrown up by the horse's hooves.
- A panel under the windscreen of a motor car or aircraft, containing indicator dials, compartments, and sometimes controls.
- (computing, video games) A graphical user interface in the form of or resembling a motor car dashboard.
(third-person singular simple present dashboards, present participle dashboarding, simple past and past participle dashboarded)
- To organize in a dashboard format.
- Dashboarding your work can enhance productivity.
dashboard - Computer Definition
(1) See Mac Dashboard.
(2) A software-based control panel for one or more applications, network devices or industrial machines. Dashboards may display simulated gauges and dials that look like an automobile dashboard or a factory assembly line, or they may show business graphics such as pie charts, bar charts and graphs. An executive dashboard provides managers with an overview of the business, summarizing all pertinent data in one or two screens. The term may also be used to refer to any control panel application. See HMI.
(3) (Dashboard) An earlier Windows utility from Starfish Software that provided a centralized control panel for launching applications, finding files and viewing system resources. Originally developed by HP, it was later acquired by Starfish, a subsidiary of Nokia as of 2006.