foot·​board ˈfu̇t-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce footboard (audio)
: a narrow platform on which to stand or brace the feet
: a board forming the foot of a bed

Examples of footboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are abundant options that include the typical features of adjustable mattress height settings and wheels, but some also enable you to convert it to a toddler bed with safety rails, a daybed and even a full-size bed with a headboard and footboard. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Mar. 2024 The lower portion of the mattress (near the footboard) also offered support and a bit of give to contour around our spine. Mike Richard, Women's Health, 16 Aug. 2023 But the jury is out on how many parents use the front and the back of the crib for a big-kid headboard and footboard into the big-kid years. Rachel Rothman and Jessica Hartshorn, Good Housekeeping, 24 Feb. 2023 Inside the boot there is the company’s J-Flex Flexible Comfort System with a triple-density footboard, and a cushioned insole. Bob Beacham, Field & Stream, 21 June 2023 Mo winds up seated outside the coach, on the footboard, because the driver is equally repelled by the color of his skin. Joe Leydon, Variety, 20 June 2023 Or buy the twin bed conversion kit and the front and back panels become the headboard and footboard of your child's first twin bed. Rachel Rothman and Jessica Hartshorn, Good Housekeeping, 24 Feb. 2023 No Available in three sizes, with and without a footboard, the Webster bed is Serena & Lily's fresh take on bobbin furniture, which was popular throughout much of the 17th century. Jessica Cherner, House Beautiful, 22 Dec. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of footboard was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Footboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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foot·​board -ˌbō(ə)rd How to pronounce footboard (audio)
: a board forming the foot of a bed
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