head·​board | \ ˈhed-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of headboard 

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

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There are more than 35 pieces in the collection, including wood furniture (coffee and side tables) as well as upholstered items (couches and headboards). Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "You’re Going To Want Everything From Young House Love’s Upcoming Wayfair Line," 12 Nov. 2018 There are scenes from Robert Burns’s poetry carved into the lobby’s chimney and contemporary verse by Alec Finlay, a poet-in-residence of sorts, inscribed on headboards. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "A New Hotel From the Hauser & Wirth Art Dealers," 3 Dec. 2018 The upholstered pair of headboards are semi-custom made. Karen Bruno, WSJ, "A Luxury Room for a 4-Year-Old, With Space to Grow," 17 July 2018 Refurbished pieces of sails function as headboards and a harbor full of sailboats lies just beyond the pool. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "At the Nhow Marseille Hotel in France, Italian Furniture and Local Grit Lead the Design," 22 Oct. 2018 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

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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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