footboard [foo t-bawrd, -bohrd] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a board or small platform on which to support the foot or feet.
- an upright piece across the foot of a bedstead.
- a treadle.
“Isn’t it funny,” mused Gyp as she balanced on the footboard of her bed.
What did he do then but lean over the footboard and shake me by the heel.
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Malcolm was on one footboard, Malinkoff by the side of the chauffeur on the other.
You didn’t shoot the soldiers who were standing on the footboard, did you?
Then a similar accident happened to the man on the other footboard.
British Dictionary definitions for footboard footboard noun
- a treadle or foot-operated lever on a machine
- a vertical board at the foot of a bed