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head·board

 (hĕd′bôrd′)
n.
A board or panel that forms the head, as of a bed.

headboard

(ˈhɛdˌbɔːd)
n
(Furniture) a vertical board or terminal at the head of a bed

head•board

(ˈhɛdˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

n.
a board forming the head of something, as a bed.
[1720–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.headboard - a vertical board or panel forming the head of a bedsteadheadboard - a vertical board or panel forming the head of a bedstead
bedframe, bedstead - the framework of a bed
panel - sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat and rectangular) section or component of something
Translations
päätysänky

headboard

[ˈhedˌbɔːd] Ncabecera f

headboard

[ˈhɛdbɔːrd] ntête f de lithead boy n (British) élève de terminale assumant diverses responsabilitéshead-butt headbutt [ˈhɛdbʌt]
vtdonner un coup de tête à
ncoup m de têtehead chef nchef m, chef m de cuisinehead cold nrhume m de cerveauhead count headcount [ˈhɛdkaʊnt] n (= number of people at event) → nombre m de personnes présentes (= number of employees) → effectifs mpl
to do a head count → compter combien il y a de personnes

headboard

[ˈhɛdˌbɔːd] ntestiera (del letto)
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All at once the doctor flung himself free, seized the heavy headboard of Williams' grave and felled Potter to the earth with it -- and in the same instant the half-breed saw his chance and drove the knife to the hilt in the young man's breast.
Why, you two was scuffling, and he fetched you one with the headboard and you fell flat; and then up you come, all reeling and staggering like, and snatched the knife and jammed it into him, just as he fetched you another awful clip -- and here you've laid, as dead as a wedge til now.
The man who told me what the name was said it had been cut on the headboard.
It was a fallen headboard, and painted on it were the hardly decipherable words, "Catharine Larue.
Rushing to the building, it perceived the lightning rod, clambered up with inconceivable agility, grasped the shutter, which was thrown fully back against the wall, and, by its means, swung itself directly upon the headboard of the bed.
Two wooden headboards, likewise hand-hewn, told the state Little David, born 1855, died 1859; and Little Roy, born 1853, died 1860.
Withered bouquets of wild flowers were on the mounds, and the lettering on the headboards was freshly painted.
Know that you can contact a local upholstery shop and commission an upholstered headboard that can be attached either to the metal bed frame or the wall for stability.
We have a light oak headboard which has two grease marks from our heads.
Each bed and headboard will be offered in Twin, Full, Queen, and King sizes.
If you have a fancy headboard, you don't want to cover up too much of it with bedding, but pillows make the bed look more inviting.
Caption: 5 The Hudson Storage Bed from ART Furniture is part of the plush 45-piece Cityscapes collection, which is rich with subtle details such as the channel tufting on the upholstered headboard and drawers.