Footboard
Footboard Foot"board`, n. 1. A board or narrow platfrom upon which one may stand or brace his feet; as: (a) The platform for the engineer and fireman of a locomotive. (b) The foot-rest of a coachman's box. [1913 Webster]

2. A board forming the foot of a bedstead. [1913 Webster]

3. A treadle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • footboard — [foot′bôrd΄] n. 1. a board or small platform for supporting the feet or for standing on 2. a vertical piece across the foot of a bed …   English World dictionary

  • footboard — noun Date: 1751 1. a narrow platform on which to stand or brace the feet 2. a board forming the foot of a bed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • footboard — /foot bawrd , bohrd /, n. 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. [1755 65, Amer.; FOOT + BOARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • footboard — noun a) an upright board across the foot of a bedstead b) a board or small raised platform on which to support or rest the feet; such as found on in a carriage …   Wiktionary

  • footboard — foot·board (footґbord) a device placed at the foot of the bed in such a way that the feet rest firmly against it and are at right angles to the legs, used to relieve the weight of bedclothes, to maintain proper positioning of the feet while the… …   Medical dictionary

  • footboard — n. footstool, footrest …   English contemporary dictionary

  • footboard — foot•board [[t]ˈfʊtˌbɔrd, ˌboʊrd[/t]] n. 1) fur a board or small platform on which to support the foot or feet 2) fur an upright piece across the foot of a bedstead 3) a treadle • Etymology: 1755–65, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • footboard — /ˈfʊtbɔd/ (say footbawd) 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. → treadle (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • footboard —   Papa hehi (used in hula) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • footboard — n. 1 a board to support the feet or a foot. 2 an upright board at the foot of a bed …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”