beadboard

noun

bead·​board ˈbēd-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce beadboard (audio)
: paneling that features decorative beading (see beading sense 1a) and that is used typically on walls (as for wainscoting) and ceilings
The porch has a beadboard ceiling, paddle fan and recessed lighting, creating a comfortable retreat.Allison Jones, Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky), 13 Aug. 2010

Word History

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of beadboard was in 1987

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“Beadboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beadboard. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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