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sideboard

[ sahyd-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈsaɪdˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /
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noun

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.

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Origin of sideboard

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at side1, board
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British Dictionary definitions for sideboard

sideboard
/ (ˈsaɪdˌbɔːd) /

noun

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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