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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 a·bove·board /əˈbʌvˌbord/ 形容詞
 光明正大的, 公開的, 率直的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·bove·board adv. Above the board or table. Hence: in open sight; without trick, concealment, or deception. “Fair and aboveboard.”
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : without concealment or deception; honest; "their business
            was open and aboveboard"; "straightforward in all his
            business affairs" [syn: straightforward]
      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" [syn: honestly] [ant: dishonestly]