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 Channel all the vacation vibes with this tropical-patterned headboard from World Market. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "The prettiest headboards under $400," 10 June 2020 The client’s Scottish coat of arms was painted on the headboard by artist Jean Horihata, who also created a night-sky mural on the dining room ceiling. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "Designer Madeleine Stuart Spent 15 Years Decorating This L.A. Home," 9 Mar. 2020 The fabric on the headboard matches the chairs, and the dressers are from my grandparents. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With bright colors and a love for wallpaper, Whitefish Bay interior designer livens up her 1930s cream city brick house," 23 Jan. 2020 And a headboard from a Disney hotel room sold for $7,000. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Big Disney auction pulls in $1.8 million," 9 Dec. 2019 Not long ago, a group of snowmobilers somehow broke a headboard and left $40 on the nightstand in the room to cover damage. John Carlisle, Freep.com, "Her husband's sudden death left her to run struggling U.P. motel — and she can't walk away," 28 Nov. 2019 If a bed is your only option, put a pillow behind your back to rest against the headboard and put your laptop on a cushion in your lap. Alan Hedge, Time, "Getting Back Pain While Working From Home? An Ergonomics Expert Offers Advice," 15 Apr. 2020 Her headboard, her curtains, her walls and lampshades. Andy Wright, SFChronicle.com, "Loungewear designer Stevie Howell adds textile design to her line," 2 Aug. 2019 The wooden bed could be made into a bench, with the headboard as the back and the footboard as side components. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, "Celebrating our Celtic influences: Yenke Peddler antiques," 12 Mar. 2020

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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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“Headboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headboard. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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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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