baseboard

[ beys-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈbeɪsˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /

noun

Also called mopboard, skirt. a board forming the foot of an interior wall.
a board forming the base of anything.

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Origin of baseboard

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; base1 + board
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British Dictionary definitions for baseboard

baseboard
/ (ˈbeɪsˌbɔːd) /

noun

a board functioning as the base of anything
Also called: skirting board US and Canadian a skirting made of wood
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