- The definition of a drawing board is flat, smooth board on which to attach paper for making drawings, or a metaphorical place where ideas are created.
An example of a drawing board is an easel.
An artist using a drawing board.
a flat, smooth board on which paper, canvas, etc. is fastened for making drawings
drawing board Idioms
back to the drawing board
Informal back to the beginning or to the planning stage for a fresh approach or to find out what went wrong
on the drawing board
in the planning stage
A large flat board on which paper or canvas can be spread for drawing.
(plural drawing boards)