[adv] in an honest manner; "in he can't get it honestly, he is willing to steal it"; "was known for dealing aboveboard in everything"
[adj] without concealment or deception; honest; "their business was open and aboveboard"; "straightforward in all his business affairs"
\A*bove"board`\, adv. Above the board or table. Hence: in open sight; without trick, concealment, or deception. ``Fair and aboveboard.'' --Burke. Note: This expression is said by Johnson to have been borrowed from gamesters, who, when they change their cards, put their hands under the table.