sideboard (plural sideboards)
- A piece of dining room furniture having drawers and shelves for linen and tableware; originally for serving food.
- A board that forms part of the side of something.
- (in the plural, chiefly Britain) Sideburns.
- (collectible card games) A set of cards that are separate from a player's primary deck, used to customize a match strategy against an opponent by enabling a player to change the composition of the playing deck.
1995, Larry W. Smith, Learn Magic Cards, ↑ISBN, page 80:
- Cards can only be exchanged between the playing deck and the sideboard on a one-to-one basis between duels or matches, and any number of cards, up to fifteen, can be exchanged at once.
1995, George Baxter & Larry W. Smith, Mastering magic cards, ↑ISBN:
- Many of your best chances to overcome opposing decks lie in the development of a strong sideboard.
2006, John Kaufeld & Jeremy Smith, Trading Card Games For Dummies, ↑ISBN, page 61:
- If you plan on playing in tournaments, you'll want to construct a sideboard for your deck.
2010, Kelly Nicole Czarnecki, Gaming in Libraries, ↑ISBN, page 54:
- They can have a 15-card sideboard or no sideboard. The sideboard can be used to replace cards in the deck after each game.
- (furniture used for serving food): See buffet
- (furniture used for displaying tableware): cupboard (obsolete)
a board that forms part of the side of something
sideburns — see sideburns