toeboard

noun

Definition of toeboard

: a support or reinforcement (as of board) for the toes or at the base of something the toeboard of a swing : such as
a : the sloping boards in the floor of an automotive vehicle in front of the forward seat
b : a curved piece of wood fastened to the ground at the front of the circle used for shot putting, throwing the weight, or similar contests to prevent overstepping
c : a low border (as about a staging) especially to prevent dropping of tools or other objects

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“Toeboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toeboard. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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