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ˈbeɪsˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrdbase·board

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baseboard, mopboard, skirting boardnoun

    a molding covering the joint formed by a wall and the floor


  1. baseboardnoun

    A panel or molding between the floor and the interior wall of a structure

  2. baseboardnoun

    A similar panel at the base of a piece of furniture or equipment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baseboardnoun

    a board, or other woodwork, carried round the walls of a room and touching the floor, to form a base and protect the plastering; -- also called washboard (in England), mopboard, and scrubboard


  1. Baseboard

    In architecture, a baseboard is a board covering the lowest part of an interior wall. Its purpose is to cover the joint between the wall surface and the floor. It covers the uneven edge of flooring next to the wall; protects the wall from kicks, abrasion, and furniture; and can serve as a decorative molding. At its simplest, baseboard consists of a simple plank nailed, screwed or glued to the wall; however, particularly in older houses, it can be made up of a number of mouldings for decoration. Plastic baseboard is usually available in white or a flexible version in several colors and is usually glued to the wall. Wooden baseboard can be available in untreated, lacquered or prepainted versions. Prepainted baseboards can be made from a single piece or finger jointed wood, often softwoods, while hardwoods are either lacquered, or raw for staining and made from a single piece of wood. Radiators are sometimes installed inside or in front of baseboards. A baseboard differs from a wainscot; a wainscot typically covers from the floor to around 1-1.5m high, whereas a baseboard is typically just up to 0.2m high.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of baseboard in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of baseboard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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