sideboard [sahyd-bawrd, -bohrd] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a piece of furniture, as in a dining room, often with shelves, drawers, etc., for holding articles of table service.
- a forming a or a part of a ; sidepiece.
- sideboards, Slang. .
Origin of sideboard Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at, Related Words for sideboards , , , , Examples from the Web for sideboards Historical Examples of sideboards
Fortunately the sideboards of those times were substantial of build.
There were no sideboards in her day anywhere—no mahogany until 1747.
Sara Agnes Rice Pryor
If the dining-room be large, it is desirable to have two sideboards, one larger than the other.
They were kept on plates on sideboards in the sun, or thrust into mousy cupboards.
Sideboards should be nailed on these stakes about two feet high.
British Dictionary definitions for sideboards sideboards pl n
- another term for
- 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
Word Origin and History for sideboards sideboard n.
“table placed near the side of a room or hall” (especially one where food is served), c.1300, from(adj.) + (n.1).