a) A small, buoyant board used to support a swimmers upper body and arms while allowing free kicking movements.

The introductory swimming instructor carried a pile of kickboards to the pool for the children.

b) On pianos and organs, a vertical panel located above the pedals.

A mouse had gnawed a hole through the kickboard to nest inside the organ; she refused to use the pedals nearby.

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