Meaning of drawing board

draw'ing board"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a rectangular board on which paper is placed or mounted for drawing or drafting.
  2. back to the original or an earlier stage of planning or development: Our plan didn't work out, so it's back to the drawing board.
  3. in the planning or design stage: The shopping center is still on the drawing board.
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