- base•board[[t]ˈbeɪsˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd[/t]] n.archit. bui a board or molding forming the foot of an interior wall•Etymology: 1850–55, amer.
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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] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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