side·​board | \ ˈsīd-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce sideboard (audio) \

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

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Examples of sideboard in a Sentence

all of the silverware was kept in the sideboard
Recent Examples on the Web As part of a cute breakfast bar on your sideboard, fill the turntable with teas and jam for guests. Popular Science, "Pantry turntables for storing and spinning your favorite ingredients," 23 June 2020 With all the flavorful dishes that line the sideboard at Christmas and Thanksgiving, Alton likes to keep his mashed potatoes simple. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, "12 Alton Brown Recipes That We Can't Stop Making," 29 May 2020 When the table is extended for additional seating, the Hunts use the extra chairs on either end of the rear sideboard. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "Empty nesters turn 5,500-square-foot home into fresh space with entertaining in mind," 23 Apr. 2020 An early, painted Swedish sideboard next to a leather sectional. Washington Post, "Mix-and-match decor: In with the old ... and in with the new," 3 Mar. 2020 What philosophy can be expressed by squishy column fragments, or sideboards with car doors, or gargantuan blades of polyurethane grass meant to be used as a free-form lounge chair? New York Times, "Living With Freaky Furniture," 12 Mar. 2020 The event also has raffle baskets, sideboards and 50/50 raffles. cleveland, "Folks were just chili’n at the annual Cook Off: Olmsted Dates and Data," 23 Jan. 2020 In the third period, the score deadlocked 3-3, Pavelich outdueled a Soviet defenseman along the sideboards and, while falling, swept a pass behind his back to Eruzione, who converted on the most famous goal in Olympic history. John Rosengren, Washington Post, "An Olympic Hockey Hero, a Violent Crime and the Specter of Brain Trauma," 12 Feb. 2020 Tickets include dinner, basket raffles, sideboards, music and a chance to win $250 cash. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, "Relive the ’60s and ’70s with The Jersey Beat Band: Talk of the Towns," 31 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of sideboard

circa 1663, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sideboard was circa 1663

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27 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Sideboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sideboard

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


side·​board | \ ˈsīd-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce sideboard (audio) \

Kids Definition of sideboard

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

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