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mopboard

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

Words nearby mopboard

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How to use mopboard in a sentence

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

    The Quickening|Francis Lynde
  • Soon, too, she made out the insistent gnawing of a rat behind the mopboard.

  • 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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