[mop-bawrd, -bohrd]


Origin of mopboard

1850–55, Americanism; mop1 + board, so called because it adjoins the floor surface, which is cleaned by a mop Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mopboard

Historical Examples of mopboard

  • Soon, too, she made out the insistent gnawing of a rat behind the mopboard.

  • Will you—will you go over there in the corner by the door and look behind the mopboard?

    The Quickening

    Francis Lynde

  • There is a very funny mark on this wall, low down, near the mopboard.

    The Yellow Wallpaper

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman

British Dictionary definitions for mopboard



a US word for skirting board
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