from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A board or panel that forms the head, as of a bed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A vertical panel, either plain or upholstered, attached to the head of a bed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A board or boarding which marks or forms the head of anything

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A board forming or placed at the head of anything, as of a cart, a grave, etc.; especially, the board which forms the head of a bedstead.
  • n. pl. Naut., the berthing or close boarding between the head-rails.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a vertical board or panel forming the head of a bedstead


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  • Above the headboard is a painting of a dead child (Frida was unable to bear children) and at the foot of the bed a photo assemblage of Stalin, Lenin, Marx, Engels and Mao (both Riveras flirted with communism).

    The Frida Kahlo Museum

  • i love the lightnings in headboard and the bathroom nearby.

    Bedroom Design Pictures and Inspiration

  • A small panel in the wall next to the headboard was the intercom outlet.


  • A poster of an Italian soccer team was on the wall opposite her bed, and over the headboard was a hand-carved crucifix.

    The 6th Target

  • Esskay subscribed to the Manifest Destiny theory of sleeping space, and the headboard was her horizon.

    In a Strange City

  • On a nail near the headboard was a heavy ring with dozens of keys.

    Night World No. 1

  • Above the headboard was a painting of a beautiful young woman in a garden setting feeding a parrot.


  • On the headboard is a woodcarving of a little girl's face.

    The Full Feed from

  • The Club House bed, $799, has underbed storage and the headboard is a clubhouse with side doors for easy entrance and a fort with a trap door above.


  • But the big story here is the headboard, which is made of a blown-up floral pattern that is put on canvas and then on Masonite.

    Berks county news


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