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[hed-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈhɛdˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
a board forming the head of anything, especially of a bed.
Origin of headboard
1720-30; head + board Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for headboard
  • Lift up the bedsheets and look at mattress corners and around the headboard area.
  • They are often found between the headboard and a wall as well.
  • Sally propped her pillow against the headboard and lit another cigarette.
  • The painted headboard is gone and stuff's waiting to be hung on the wall.
  • My plan is to mount and frame them, then place them as a headboard in my guest bedroom.
  • The headboard on the bed shook and made noise for about ten seconds.
  • The plastic hardware on the drop side was broken and allowed the drop side to detach from the crib headboard in one corner.
  • Consumers are urged to check the bottom of the crib headboard for the model number.
British Dictionary definitions for headboard


a vertical board or terminal at the head of a bed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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