from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See baseboard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A skirting board (to protect a wall from wet mops)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A narrow board nailed against the wall of a room next to the floor; skirting board; baseboard. See baseboard.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wash-board or skirting of a room. See wash-board.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a molding covering the joint formed by a wall and the floor
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Who would ever have imagined I would know the words for: fan, handyman, mopboard, lawn, drainage, water softener, etc. in Spanish but not in German or Italian?
He's scratching the mopboard with the toe of his oxfords.
There came a fearful rending of laths; the mopboard buckled; two vases of alabaster fell from the parlor mantel, and almost at the same moment the red plush clock with the stone cuckoo-bird over the dial and the music box "where its gizzard should have been," as Elmer always said, fell likewise.
If you do not find it there, examine the base or mopboard.
There is a corresponding opening in the mopboard in the next room, although no attempt is made to so carefully conceal it, as no one is ever admitted to it.
It is not a very desirable trap, for the mopboard is scarcely ever wide enough to permit of a trap that the spook could get through in
If it is in the mopboard you will find, upon examination, that there is a joint in it near the corner of the cabinet, but you will find it solidly nailed with about four nails each side of the joint.
There is a very funny mark on this wall, low down, near the mopboard.
"I presume," she said, with her back toward him, as she straightened the table accurately against the mopboard, "that you can let me have the little house at Grant's Corner."
The slightest sound broke his sleep -- the gnawing of a mouse behind the mopboard, or a change in the wind; and then insomnia seized upon him.
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