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baseboard

[beys-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈbeɪsˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun
1.
Also called mopboard, skirt. a board forming the foot of an interior wall.
2.
a board forming the base of anything.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; base1 + board
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British Dictionary definitions for base-board

baseboard

/ˈbeɪsˌbɔːd/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for base-board

baseboard

n.

1854, from base (n.) + board (n.1).

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