footboard

noun
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

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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, "How to Build Your Own Bed Frame," 21 Feb. 2019 Plywood is fine for creating large panels in the headboard or footboard, but choose solid wood for all structural components. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Build Your Own Bed Frame," 21 Feb. 2019 There’s a wheelchair mount on the back of the sidecar, and special footboards that keep my feet in place. A.j. Baime, WSJ, "A Paralyzed Veteran Gets Back on His Bike," 31 July 2018 Are there angry AIs that only understand mathematical patterns keyed into footboards at a frantic rate? Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "We have a lot of wild theories about the Dance Dance Revolution movie," 5 Oct. 2018 The big, rounded headboard and footboard, plus the way the bed's pushed into the corner against the wall, give me a similar feeling of structure, of being ensconced, like crawling into a shoe box. Barbara King, House Beautiful, "Inside Fashion Designer Michael Bastian's Small, Cozy Bedroom," 17 July 2013 The head tube bolts to the folding mechanism (7): A quick release (8) frees a pin to slide over a groove, so the front tube can fold and lock into place parallel to the footboard (9) for stowage on the go. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "How an Electric Scooter Works," 1 May 2018 The footboard is milled from one piece of aluminum, like a MacBook. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "How an Electric Scooter Works," 1 May 2018 As the motor uses energy, the level of charge in the battery is indicated by four LEDs embedded in the footboard. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "How an Electric Scooter Works," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of footboard

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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footboard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of footboard

: an upright board at the foot of a bed

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