baseboard

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noun base·board \-ˌbȯrd\

Definition of baseboard

  1. :  a board situated at or forming the base of something; specifically :  a molding covering the joint of a wall and the adjoining floor

1598

First Known Use of baseboard

1598


BASEBOARD Defined for English Language Learners

baseboard

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noun base·board \-ˌbȯrd\

Definition of baseboard for English Language Learners

  • : a narrow board along the bottom of a wall that covers the area where the wall meets the floor


BASEBOARD Defined for Kids

baseboard

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noun base·board \ˈbās-ˌbȯrd\

Definition of baseboard for Students

  1. :  a line of thin boards running along the bottom of the walls of a room



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