sideboard

noun side·board \ ˈsīd-ˌbȯrd \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of sideboard

1 : a piece of dining-room furniture having compartments and shelves for holding articles of table service
2 sideboards plural, British : sideburns

Examples of sideboard in a Sentence

  1. all of the silverware was kept in the sideboard

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First Known Use of sideboard

circa 1663

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SIDEBOARD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of sideboard for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of furniture that has drawers and shelves for holding dishes, silverware, table linen, etc.


SIDEBOARD Defined for Kids

sideboard

noun side·board \ ˈsīd-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of sideboard for Students

: a piece of furniture for holding dishes, silverware, and table linen


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