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 Each room features custom mid-century modern style furniture, with wood floors, a large wood headboard, floating nightstands, and shiny gold sconces. Amanda Lauren, Forbes, 30 May 2021 Amethyst tones are a recurring theme in the space—the desk has amethyst legs and the lamps attached to the headboard have similar, tiny stone details. Helena Madden, Robb Report, 5 May 2021 The officer went inside of the home to find the gun and a bullet hole that went through a wall, into the next bedroom, through a headboard and into the next wall. John Benson, cleveland, 26 May 2021 Add a hint of luxury to your bedroom with a new headboard. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, 22 May 2021 The reclining headboard on Zinus’s platform frame makes lounging in bed much more enjoyable. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 17 May 2021 Rothblum also assembled the bed, wrapping the headboard in a lavender fabric which ties the piece into the watercolor paintings on the wall. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 11 May 2021 As my bed had no headboard, the answer became obvious. Siva Sithraputhran, Fortune, 18 Apr. 2021 This sleek and stylish MALM bed frame looks great with the headboard pressed snugly against a wall. Landon Pemper, Chron, 13 May 2021

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First Known Use of headboard

1701, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of headboard was in 1701

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12 Jun 2021

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“Headboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headboard. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of headboard

: an upright board at the end of a bed where you rest your head


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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