footboard

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

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.

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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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