mortarboard mortarboard

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a square board with a handle underneath; used by masons to hold or carry mortar
  2. (n) an academic cap with a flat square with a tassel on top

Usage(s):

  1. Gathering up his notes and books, he tucked his hornrimmed spectacles into the pocket of his tweed jacket and picked up his mortarboard.
  2. Barack Obama has filled his White House with all sorts of academic prodigies and propeller-heads, a crew more comfortable with the mortarboard than the flag pin.
  3. A four-cornered soft tarn with a gold tassel replaces the stiff mortarboard.

News

  1. Photos: Mortarboard fashion at 2013 San Bernardino area graduations

    Graduating students from Southern California high schools and colleges express their creativity atop their heads with artful, custom mortarboards.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: San Bernardino Sun

  2. Photos: Mortarboard fashion at 2013 Southern California graduations - from the ridiculous to the sublime

    Graduating students from Southern California high schools and colleges express their creativity atop their heads with artful, custom mortarboards.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

  3. Verona-Cedar Grove Editorial: Five pieces of advice for the Class of 2013

    With a turn of the tassel and a quick, jubilant toss of the mortarboard, you'll soon set off on an incredible journey. Yes, seniors, it's time to say goodbye to the places you've called home for the past four years.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Record

Quotes

  • Professor Craven said he believed employers would also benefit, as "they want more than a calculator in a mortarboard".
    on Jun 27, 2008 By: Greg Craven Source: Brisbane Times

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