base board

baseboard

[beys-bawrd, -bohrd]
noun
1.
Also called mopboard, skirt. a board forming the foot of an interior wall.
2.
a board forming the base of anything.

Origin:
1850–55, Americanism; base1 + board

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baseboard (ˈbeɪsˌbɔːd)
 
n
1.  a board functioning as the base of anything
2.  (US), (Canadian) Also called: skirting board a skirting made of wood

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