head·board | \ˈhed-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of headboard 

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

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Buyers lavished praise on the $150 headboard, lauding its solid, sturdy construction. New York Times, "Shopping Online for Home Decor?," 22 June 2018 The other screen, from the 17th century, hangs above the headboard in the master bedroom and gives the room a vibrant, warm feeling. As Told To Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "This London Pied-à-Terre Bans Dreariness with Midcentury Glam and Japanese Antiques," 25 Apr. 2018 Landscaping, factory work, molding — molding for headboards. Pioneer Press, chicagotribune.com, "Shout Out: Henry Torres, on his bike in Norridge," 11 Apr. 2018 Use it to hide electronics, the hamper, or a work zone in the living room; lay it flat against the wall as a larger-than-life headboard; or simply prop it up in the corner to add dimension. Joanna Linberg, Sunset, "10 Stunning Rattan Pieces for Your Home," 22 Jan. 2018 Wood from doors or kitchen cabinets is turned into planters, headboards or mulch. Stephanie Morse, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "East side duplexes will be deconstructed — rather than demolished — under new Milwaukee ordinance," 29 June 2018 Walters captioned a photo of the foursome modeling the comfy clothes while laying across a bed (and headboard!). Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "We Found the $20 Target Pajamas Selena Gomez and Her BFFs All Wore Together," 5 Apr. 2018 There were crimson stains on the white headboard in the guest room and clumps of dark hair stuck to a razor in the bathroom. Marisa Gerber, latimes.com, "Graphic novelist sentenced to life in prison for 2016 torture and murder of his fiancee," 26 June 2018 Ornate wall moldings and brass lighting fixtures join tufted-leather custom headboards and plush linens, plus hidden cabinetry and neatly tiled marble baths with freestanding tubs and glass showers. Jennifer Fernandez, ELLE Decor, "Be The First To Stay At This Stunning Saratoga Springs Grande Dame Hotel Reborn," 17 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of headboard

1701, in the meaning defined above

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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 \

Kids Definition of headboard

: a vertical board at the head of a bed

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