side·​board ˈsīd-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce sideboard (audio)
: a piece of dining-room furniture having compartments and shelves for holding articles of table service
sideboards plural, British : sideburns

Illustration of sideboard

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Examples of sideboard in a Sentence

all of the silverware was kept in the sideboard
Recent Examples on the Web Here, metallic chevron details decorate the front of a midcentury sideboard cabinet, which offers stylish storage in this living room. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Mar. 2024 Terrific trick In the adjacent dining room, the table and chairs left little room for a china cupboard or sideboard. Charlotte Observer, 1 Feb. 2024 Deviled Egg Supremacy Speaking of deviled eggs, there are many variations that have made appearances on the sideboard. Valerie Fraser Luesse, Southern Living, 22 Feb. 2024 Some sideboards are larger than others, and some bed frames have the mattress sit snugly within them while others lift the mattress. Olivia Muenter, Peoplemag, 5 Feb. 2024 When the owner is hosting a buffet, the top can be cleared to create a sideboard. Charlotte Observer, 1 Feb. 2024 Keep in Mind There isn’t a spot to store chairs or stools when the table is in its sideboard form. Paige Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Nov. 2023 Marco Rossi corralled a puck off the sideboard and sent it back to Alex Goligoski, who was winding up for a slap shot just beneath the blue line. John Shipley, Twin Cities, 22 Jan. 2024 This delicious squash cornbread dressing will make its place on your Thanksgiving sideboard a permanent one. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 27 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1663, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sideboard was circa 1663

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“Sideboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


side·​board ˈsīd-ˌbō(ə)rd How to pronounce sideboard (audio)
: a piece of furniture for holding dishes, silverware, and table linen

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