mopboard

[ mop-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈmɒpˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /

noun

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Origin of mopboard

1850–55, Americanism; mop1 + board, so called because it adjoins the floor surface, which is cleaned by a mop
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Example sentences from the Web for 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

mopboard
/ (ˈmɒpˌbɔːd) /

noun

a US word for skirting board
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