Definition of headboard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdbɔːd/


1An upright panel forming or placed behind the head of a bed.
Example sentences
  • The dresser was between the desk and the bed, and there were two closets, one behind each of the headboards of our beds, with the openings perpendicular to the door out of the room.
  • White pillows sat upright against the headboard.
  • He hopped off the bed and took a backpack from behind the headboard and filled it with a few books while Andrew began to gather the few things that he had brought for Destiny.
2A board on the front of a train bearing the name of the route or service for which it is being used.
3 Sailing A reinforcement at the top of a triangular sail such as a mainsail.
Example sentences
  • He then went to the mainsail and paused, regarding the headboard.

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