Baseboard Base"board, n. (Arch.) A board, or other woodwork, carried round the walls of a room and touching the floor, to form a base and protect the plastering; -- also called washboard (in England), mopboard, and scrubboard. [1913 Webster]

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  • baseboard — 1854, from BASE (Cf. base) (n.) + BOARD (Cf. board) (n.1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • baseboard — ☆ baseboard [bāsbôrd΄ ] n. a board or molding covering the edge of a wall next to the floor …   English World dictionary

  • Baseboard — For other uses, see Baseboard (disambiguation). An example of baseboards In architecture, a baseboard (also called skirting board, skirting, mopboard, floor molding, as well as base molding) is a (generally wooden) board covering the lowest part… …   Wikipedia

  • baseboard — [[t]be͟ɪsbɔːd[/t]] baseboards N COUNT A baseboard is a narrow length of wood which goes along the bottom of a wall in a room and makes a border between the walls and the floor. [AM] (in BRIT, use skirting board) …   English dictionary

  • baseboard — noun Date: 1847 a board situated at or forming the base of something; specifically a molding covering the joint of a wall and the adjoining floor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • baseboard — /bays bawrd , bohrd /, n. 1. Also called mopboard, skirt. a board forming the foot of an interior wall. 2. a board forming the base of anything. [1850 55, Amer.; BASE1 + BOARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • baseboard — noun a) A panel or molding between the floor and the interior wall of a structure b) A similar panel at the base of a piece of furniture or equipment. Syn: skirting board …   Wiktionary

  • baseboard — base|board [ˈbeısbo:d US bo:rd] n AmE a narrow board fixed to the bottom of indoor walls where they meet the floor British Equivalent: skirting board …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • baseboard — base|board [ beıs,bɔrd ] noun count AMERICAN the narrow piece of wood that is attached to the bottom of a wall next to the floor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • baseboard — n. narrow board along the base of an interior wall …   English contemporary dictionary

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