sideboard

noun
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

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Next to a beautiful sideboard (c. 1904-05) by the influential American designer Gustav Stickley is an anonymous 1914 child’s rocking chair, boasting similar wood (oak) and related aesthetics. Edward Rothstein, WSJ, "‘The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America’ Review: Reformist, Yet Committed to Beauty," 11 Feb. 2019 Arne Vodder Sideboard Danish furniture designer Arne Vodder’s cabinets are his most iconic pieces, and this sideboard is particularly stunning with its reversible doors and painted details. WSJ, "Creative Director Magnus Berger’s Holiday Gift Guide: Fine Design," 18 Dec. 2018 The Vickie credenza, available at Lulu & Georgia, is a 3-door sideboard with 3D chevron detailing on the doors and gold legs. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "This Stunning Credenza Might Make You Blush," 16 Nov. 2018 There's a lacquered 1960s sideboard and a polished-concrete dining table with a pretty metal base that was half glam, half Mad Max. David A. Keeps, House Beautiful, "Mary McDonald on Designing a Los Angeles Home With a Neutral Palette," 4 Aug. 2013 Smoked brook trout, mutton, an endive salad, a Margaux open on the sideboard. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "The Wine Lover’s Summer Reading List," 15 Aug. 2018 The dining room’s 1940s oak sideboard and 1960s ceramic lamps are French. As Told To Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "This London Pied-à-Terre Bans Dreariness with Midcentury Glam and Japanese Antiques," 25 Apr. 2018 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; cotejardinantiques.com. House Beautiful, "November 2017 Product Guide," 13 Oct. 2017

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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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sideboard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sideboard

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

sideboard

noun
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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