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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For the dining room Radtke made a sideboard and a large dining room table with eight chairs out of sapele wood, an African mahogany. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Grandparents’ grand Cedarburg home is gutted but preserved after 120-plus years," 11 July 2019 Lattice or sideboards are nailed around the bottom of the frame, and a deck with stairs is added. Tom Stienstra,, "Camping Cabins are a game-changer at Bay Area parks," 11 Aug. 2019 Enjoy appetizers, wine from Jilbert’s Winery, beer, music, sideboards, a silent auction and more. Sam Boyer,, "Looking at items from the past is always interesting: Whit & Whimsey," 5 July 2019 Yuba also offers a wide range of accessories, including bamboo decking and sideboards for cargo, bags for grocery runs, and seating options for kids. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, "Excellent E-Bikes for Racing, Commuting, and Hauling," 4 July 2019 The sideboard, which may have once been an entertainment center, was a gift from Brette’s sister, Tabitha Adams. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "Farmhouse-style Fisherville ranch boasts outdoor space and pool that will make you swoon," 3 July 2019 The event also includes live music, a wine pull table and a sideboard raffle. Carol Kovach,, "River Days, Bay Days offer summertime fun: West Shore Chatter," 2 July 2019 One of my favorite new pieces is a sideboard in the dining room. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Downsizing goal shifted with discovery of a large Tudor Provincial with a first-floor master," 13 June 2019 Somebody came in recently with a beautiful mahogany sideboard and a beautiful antique sleigh bed. Johanna Seltz,, "At local swap shops, one person’s garden gnome is another’s treasure," 26 June 2019

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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 How to pronounce sideboard (audio) \

Kids Definition of sideboard

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

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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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