head·​board | \ ˈhed-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce headboard (audio) \

Definition of headboard

: a board forming the head (as of a bed)

Examples of headboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The plush king bed had a simple leather headboard and four plump, cushy pillows; lamps on each side cast soft light, and there were plenty of plugs for phones, iPads, etc. Kim Westerman, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 The work table and the bed's headboard have charging outlets for powering electronics. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 29 July 2022 The guest room, meanwhile, is the perfect escape with its sage green walls and custom headboard in Schumacher ticking stripe. Deanna Kizis, Sunset Magazine, 22 July 2022 Then had the idea to repurpose it into a headboard. Amanda Sims Clifford, House Beautiful, 13 July 2022 Beside the king-size bed is a fish sculpture crafted from metal fabric, and a wooden one hovers over the headboard. Jeanine Barone, Forbes, 27 June 2022 There was a large, tasteful black and white photo of the band above my headboard. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 24 June 2022 Your headboard isn't the only thing that can make a statement on your bedroom wall. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 23 June 2022 While the 2,900-square-foot residence has been modernly updated, there are several remaining features that tell the story of a bygone era, including the Fortuny silk headboard and walls in the primary suite that Garbo installed. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 14 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of headboard

1701, in the meaning defined above

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“Headboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headboard. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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head·​board | \ ˈhed-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce headboard (audio) \

Kids Definition of headboard

: a vertical board at the head of a bed


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