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sideboard

[sahyd-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈsaɪdˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun
1.
a piece of furniture, as in a dining room, often with shelves, drawers, etc., for holding articles of table service.
2.
a board forming a side or a part of a side; sidepiece.
3.
sideboards, Slang. side whiskers.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see side1, board
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Examples for sideboard
  • By tradition, food to be tested before it was served to the ruler was set on a sideboard, or credenza.
  • Their sideboard's built right into the house and goes all the way across one end of the dining room.
  • Help yourself to the sideboard vegetable salads with each entrée.
  • On the left, the mirrors of a cedar sideboard reflected the symmetrically placed dishes.
  • The cigar stand is now used as a sideboard for the restaurant.
British Dictionary definitions for sideboard

sideboard

/ˈsaɪdˌbɔːd/
noun
1.
a piece of furniture intended to stand at the side of a dining room, with drawers, cupboards, and shelves to hold silver, china, linen, etc
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Encyclopedia Article for sideboard

piece of furniture designed to hold plates, decanters, side dishes, and other accessories for a meal and frequently containing cupboards and drawers. When the word first appeared in the Middle Ages as an alternative to "side table," it described a stepped structure used (as sideboards often have been) for the display of conspicuously valuable eating utensils. It preserved a basic table shape (sometimes with eight legs) until the 18th century. The first innovation was the substitution of hollow storage pedestals. Drawers (for napkins, cutlery, and the like) were added in the space beneath the main surface and between the pedestals. A serpentine front was popular in the latter half of the 18th century; other additions consisted of a marble top and a brass rail at the back, partly for protecting the wall, partly for propping up large plates and similar objects. In some examples a wine cooler is incorporated into the main structure of the sideboard, and there were often spaces for chamber pots.

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