footboard

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From foot +‎ board. Compare Gothic 𐍆𐍉𐍄𐌿𐌱𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌳 (fōtubaurd).

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footboard (plural footboards)

  1. An upright board across the foot of a bedstead.
  2. A board or small raised platform on which to support or rest the feet, such as that found in a carriage.
  3. A place to stand on a scooter or skateboard.
  4. A board serving as a step on a vehicle.
    • 1941 August, “Notes and News: The First British Sleeping Car”, in Railway Magazine, page 373:
      Continuous footboards ran along each side of the narrow body.

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