bed-board

bed board

noun
a thin, rigid board placed between a mattress and bedspring to give firm support.
Also, bedboard.


Origin:
1675–85

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bed and board

noun
1.
living quarters and meals: In this school students must pay by the week for bed and board.
2.
one's home regarded as exemplifying the obligations of marriage: He said he would not be responsible for her debts after she left his bed and board.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English

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bed and board
 
n
1.  sleeping accommodation and meals
2.  (US) law divorce from bed and board a form of divorce whereby the parties are prohibited from living together but the marriage is not dissolved

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