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- a piece of furniture, as in a dining room, often with shelves, drawers, etc., for holding articles of table service.
- a board forming a side or a part of a side; sidepiece.
- sideboards, Slang. side whiskers.
Origin of sideboard
word dating back to 1300–50;
see origin at side1
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for sideboard
Historical Examples of sideboard
You took no drink; the sideboard stands open; my fruit has disappeared.
Bishop then came undesignedly sidling in the direction of the sideboard.
Whisky and soda, wine and sandwiches were upon the sideboard.
Louise strolled to the sideboard and helped herself to a sandwich.
She helped herself to soda water from a siphon on the sideboard.
British Dictionary definitions for sideboard
- a piece of furniture intended to stand at the side of a dining room, with drawers, cupboards, and shelves to hold silver, china, linen, etc
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Word Origin and History for sideboard
"table placed near the side of a room or hall" (especially one where food is served), c.1300, from side (adj.) + board (n.1).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper