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mopboard

[mop-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈmɒpˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun
1.
baseboard (def 1).
Origin of mopboard
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; mop1 + board, so called because it adjoins the floor surface, which is cleaned by a mop
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  • There is a very funny mark on this wall, low down, near the mopboard.

    The Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Will you—will you go over there in the corner by the door and look behind the mopboard?

    The Quickening Francis Lynde
  • Soon, too, she made out the insistent gnawing of a rat behind the mopboard.

    The Girls of Hillcrest Farm Amy Bell Marlowe
British Dictionary definitions for mopboard

mopboard

/ˈmɒpˌbɔːd/
noun
1.
a US word for skirting board
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