foot·​board | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce footboard (audio) \

Definition of footboard

1 : a narrow platform on which to stand or brace the feet
2 : a board forming the foot of a bed

Examples of footboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For all of his epic anti-Catholic rants, Money’s deathbed had the figure of the Virgin Mary at its head and a skeleton carved into its footboard. Patt Morrisoncolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2022 The woman lay on her stomach, her wrists bound together behind her back, her legs held in a V by the cords that secured her ankles to either end of the footboard. Kathleen Alcott, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 Two of the bed frame designs — The Canyon and The Horizon — can be purchased along with a footboard. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, 15 Sep. 2021 The wooden bed could be made into a bench, with the headboard as the back and the footboard as side components. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 12 Mar. 2020 While daybeds come in many shapes and sizes, they are typically defined by twin-size mattresses that have frames on three sides of the bed, not just a headboard and footboard like a traditional bed. Stefanie Waldek, House Beautiful, 31 Jan. 2020 In the master bedroom is a matching headboard, footboard, gentleman’s chest and nightstand set made of birdseye maple in the 1930s that the Greenes left behind. oregonlive, 4 Dec. 2019 Ditton held on by jamming her feet into the footboards and wrapping her arms around the cockpit rails. Taylor Kate Brown,, 30 Sep. 2019 That’s because beds are relatively simple structures, consisting of just five basic components: a headboard, footboard, two horizontal rails, and wooden slats that span the rails and support the box spring. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 21 Feb. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of footboard

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Footboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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