beadboard

noun bead·board \ ˈbēd-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of beadboard

:paneling that features decorative beading (see beading 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

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First Known Use of beadboard

1987


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