head·​board ˈhed-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce headboard (audio)
: a board forming the head (as of a bed)

Examples of headboard in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1701, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 9 Dec. 2023.

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head·​board -ˌbō(ə)rd How to pronounce headboard (audio)
: a board forming the head (as of a bed)
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