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Origin of footboard
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Examples from the Web for footboard
"Isn't it funny," mused Gyp as she balanced on the footboard of her bed.Highacres
What did he do then but lean over the footboard and shake me by the heel.We Ten
Lyda Farrington Kraus
Malcolm was on one footboard, Malinkoff by the side of the chauffeur on the other.
Then a similar accident happened to the man on the other footboard.
You didn't shoot the soldiers who were standing on the footboard, did you?
- a treadle or foot-operated lever on a machine
- a vertical board at the foot of a bed
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