base·board | \ˈbās-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of baseboard 

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

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Bedbugs nest in crevices of mattresses, along baseboards and inside furniture. Julia Terruso,, "What to know about bedbug prevention, treatment," 5 July 2018 Everywhere, special touches like textured tile, flush baseboards, custom bookshelves and cabinetry give the home a museum-quality feel. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Coolest homes: 10 unique modern homes featured on azcentral," 21 June 2018 Bedbugs hide in mattresses, bed frames, baseboards, outlets, furniture and carpets. Julia Terruso,, "What to know about bedbug prevention, treatment," 5 July 2018 As in each of the houses to be built in this 20-home development, this model has hardwood floors, upgraded Windsor trim around the windows and doors, and five-inch baseboard trim with shoe moldings. James Alexander,, "Property of the Week: Highland Ridge, Manchester," 24 Aug. 2017 The next line of defense is to seal up any cracks, crevices, or other entry points along baseboards with copper mesh and foam fillers. Margeaux Sippell,, "It has 30 legs and hides in your basement in summer. Don’t kill it," 26 June 2018 In upgrading the house, the couple installed central air conditioning, a natural gas generator, a central vacuum system, baseboard heating and a fire sprinkler system. Joan Walden,, "288 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury," 21 June 2018 Repeat at the bottom of the wall, along the top edge of the baseboard. Daniel Bortz, sacbee, "Four home-improvement jobs you can knock out," 15 June 2018 The bedrooms are all mini-suites with separate heating zones, and mahogany crown molding and baseboards. Joan Walden,, "Property of the Week: 485 Deercliff Road, Avon," 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of baseboard

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of baseboard was in 1598

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English Language Learners Definition of baseboard

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


base·board | \ˈbās-ˌbȯrd \

Kids Definition of baseboard

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

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