[beys-bawrd, -bohrd]


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

Origin of baseboard

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; base1 + board Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a board functioning as the base of anything
Also called: skirting board US and Canadian a skirting made of wood
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Word Origin and History for baseboard

1854, from base (n.) + board (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper