Meaning of ABOVEBOARD in English

/euh buv"bawrd', -bohrd'/ , adv. , adj.

in open sight; without tricks, concealment, or disguise: Their actions are open and aboveboard.

[ 1610-20; ABOVE + BOARD; so called from the requirement of keeping the hands above the table or board in order to discourage possible cheating at cards ]

Syn . honest, straightforward.

Ant . devious, underhanded, sneaky.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .