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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There were scratches on the bed's footboard, which had moved 6 inches from the wall.
After purchasing his own freedom in 1826, Boyd invented a corded bed created with wooden rails connected to the headboard and footboard.
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Definition of footboard for English Language Learners
: an upright board at the foot of a bed
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