side·board | \ ˈsīd-ˌbȯrd \

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

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But the wake-up call comes from a 1930s French sideboard in orange lacquer, a high-octane shade repeated in the chic welting of a club chair. Vicky Lowry, ELLE Decor, "HOUSE TOUR: An Art Deco Apartment In Chicago That's All About Personal Style," 9 Nov. 2017 Chandelier, dining chairs, sideboard, and table lamp, vintage—Côté Jardin Antiques; House Beautiful, "November 2017 Product Guide," 13 Oct. 2017 Telfer said the commission had already discussed sports betting with sideboards, including staying away from wagering on college games, and perhaps even avoiding betting on the outcomes of games in general. Sean Meagher,, "Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers Game 2 score, TV channel, how to watch live stream," 15 May 2018 Daring shards of fir adorn this sideboard, which is named after New York for some reason. Emma Alpern, Curbed, "The most unusual finds on Wayfair," 2 May 2018 There will be games to play and a sideboard raffle, all to benefit the Women's League's projects and charitable donations. Shirley Macfarland,, "Kona Ice will host its fifth annual National "Chill Out" Day: Strong Points," 7 Apr. 2018 The oval dining room has a built-in sideboard with mahogany inlays, paneling around the windows and beehive lighting in the decorative ceiling. Taylor M. Riley, The Courier-Journal, "Step inside three of the most historic – and elaborate – mansions in Old Louisville," 5 Apr. 2018 My boyfriend found this vintage sideboard with funky stone knobs. Kavita Daswani,, "My Favorite Room: Brittany Curran keeps things fresh in her retro-skewed kitchen," 31 Mar. 2018 Later in the game, as Vanek tried to swoop across the top of his crease with the puck, Lyon flicked it off the sideboards with his stick. Sam Donnellon,, "With Flyers' season slipping away, Dave Hakstol should try Alex Lyon | Sam Donnellon," 16 Mar. 2018

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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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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 \

Kids Definition of sideboard

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

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