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footboard

[foo t-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈfʊtˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun
1.
a board or small platform on which to support the foot or feet.
2.
an upright piece across the foot of a bedstead.
3.
a treadle.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65, Americanism; foot + board
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British Dictionary definitions for foot board

footboard

/ˈfʊtˌbɔːd/
noun
1.
a treadle or foot-operated lever on a machine
2.
a vertical board at the foot of a bed
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