noun Date: 1730 a board forming the head (as of a bed)

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  • headboard — [[t]he̱dbɔː(r)d[/t]] headboards N COUNT A headboard is an upright board at the end of a bed where you lay your head …   English dictionary

  • Headboard (furniture) — A headboard may also be utilized to provide a wide variety of other functions, such as providing simple storage, various sexual conveniences, or incorporation into the critical care functions of a hospital bed.It may often, but not always, be… …   Wikipedia

  • headboard — /hed bawrd , bohrd /, n. a board forming the head of anything, esp. of a bed. [1720 30; HEAD + BOARD] * * * …   Universalium

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  • headboard — head|board [ˈhedbo:d US bo:rd] n the upright board at the end of a bed where your head is …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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