Definition of footboard in English:


Syllabification: foot·board
Pronunciation: /ˈfo͝otˌbôrd


  • 1An upright panel forming the foot of a bed.
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    • Two circulating nurses, working together, placed two footboards at the foot of the OR bed.
    • Then she looked up and laughed as Atlikan fell onto the bed next to her and stretched his long legs out, his feet touching the footboard.
    • After the two padded safety straps are fastened in place, two footboards with gel pad liners are placed at the foot of the OR bed, and covered with sheets.
  • 2A board serving as a step up to a vehicle such as a train.
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    • Commuters have to travel in trains crammed full to the lowest step of their footboards in morning and evening rush hours.
    • Satchel slung across his back, smoothing oiled hair into place, he had just swung up the footboard steps of the 7-30 a.m.
    • The worried passenger tried to enter the train only to slip and dangle between the footboard of the bogie and the platform.

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