footboard

[ foo t-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈfʊtˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /
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noun

a board or small platform on which to support the foot or feet.
an upright piece across the foot of a bedstead.
a treadle.

Nearby words

  1. footage,
  2. footbag,
  3. football,
  4. footballer,
  5. footbath,
  6. footboy,
  7. footbridge,
  8. footcare,
  9. footcloth,
  10. foote

Origin of footboard

An Americanism dating back to 1755–65; foot + board

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British Dictionary definitions for footboard

footboard

/ (ˈfʊtˌbɔːd) /

noun

a treadle or foot-operated lever on a machine
a vertical board at the foot of a bed
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