baseboard

noun
base·​board | \ ˈbās-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce baseboard (audio) \

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

Examples of baseboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Homes with radiator or baseboard heating, meanwhile, can make use of a ductless mini-split heat pump. BostonGlobe.com, 7 Nov. 2021 Instead of getting onto their hands and knees to spend hours scrubbing their baseboards, Amazon shoppers turn to this extendable baseboard cleaning tool that does the hard work for them. Lily Gray, PEOPLE.com, 7 Oct. 2021 Paper mice, scamper on the risers and along the baseboard. Jody Garlock, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Sep. 2021 My husband painted the door and some of the baseboard and heater in our front hall. Washington Post, 5 July 2021 Raceway is often installed just above baseboard and is painted to match either the wall or the trim. Washington Post, 7 July 2021 In her unit, mice created a hole near her baseboard; maintenance covered it with caulk, and the mice gnawed through it again. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, 31 May 2021 The Sleek Socket is up to 90% thinner than traditional plugs and cords and even the average baseboard. Maren Estrada, BGR, 28 Apr. 2021 The Sleek Socket is up to 90% thinner than traditional plugs and cords and even the average baseboard. Maren Estrada, BGR, 31 Mar. 2021 See More

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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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“Baseboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baseboard. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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baseboard

noun
base·​board | \ ˈbās-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce baseboard (audio) \

Kids Definition of baseboard

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

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