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baseboard (n.)

also base-board, "line of boarding around the interior walls of a room near the floor," 1854, from base (n.) + board (n.1). Baseboard heating attested by 1954.

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Definitions of baseboard

baseboard (n.)
a molding covering the joint formed by a wall and the floor;
Synonyms: mopboard / skirting board
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