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 Assemble several together for big impact as a centerpiece, in a vase, or on a sideboard, or spread them across the room for just a sprinkling of fall festivity. Sarah Wolf Halverson, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Sep. 2022 If there’s no closet, get a beautiful sideboard or armoire and store them in there. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Sep. 2022 Create moody ambience on a sideboard with this flickering display. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 14 Sep. 2022 Treat a tabletop or sideboard to family photos in frames with rope or rattan details and pillar candles in clear glass hurricane holders. Jennifer Cegielski, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 July 2022 Your sideboard buffet is in the Louis XV style, is continental and likely dates to around 1920. oregonlive, 4 May 2022 Two works of art were lost in the fire—a rosewood sideboard and a painting by Sir William Beechey. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 22 May 2022 Heather Goerzen, design editor at Havenly, chose a larger sectional and coffee table ottoman for her living room, plus a 94.5-inch-wide sideboard with glass doors and shelves. Helen Carefoot,, 6 Mar. 2022 But the food on the main table and the smaller sideboard is represented by glowing neon outlines. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 13 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sideboard

circa 1663, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 Oct 2022

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“Sideboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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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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