mopboard
noun Date: 1853 baseboard

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Mopboard — Mop board , n. (Carp.) A narrow board nailed against the wall of a room next to the floor; skirting board; baseboard. See {Baseboard}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mopboard — ☆ mopboard [mäp′bôrd΄ ] n. BASEBOARD …   English World dictionary

  • mopboard — /mop bawrd , bohrd /, n. baseboard (def. 1). [1850 55, Amer.; MOP1 + BOARD, so called because it adjoins the floor surface, which is cleaned by a mop] * * * …   Universalium

  • mopboard — noun A skirting board (to protect a wall from wet mops) …   Wiktionary

  • mopboard — n. (British) baseboard, narrow board along the base of an interior wall …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mopboard — noun US term for skirting …   English new terms dictionary

  • mopboard — mop•board [[t]ˈmɒpˌbɔrd, ˌboʊrd[/t]] n. bui archit. baseboard • Etymology: 1850–55, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • mopboard — noun a molding covering the joint formed by a wall and the floor • Syn: ↑baseboard, ↑skirting board • Hypernyms: ↑molding, ↑moulding …   Useful english dictionary

  • Baseboard — Base board, n. (Arch.) A board, or other woodwork, carried round the walls of a room and touching the floor, to form a base and protect the plastering; also called washboard (in England), mopboard, and scrubboard. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrubboard — Scrub board (skr[u^]b b[=o]rd), n. A baseboard; a mopboard. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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