Meaning of “baseboard” in the English Dictionary


"baseboard" in English

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baseboardnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈbeɪs.bɔːd/ us /ˈbeɪs.bɔːrd/ US UK skirting board

Examples from literature

  • A baseboard or wall outlet is convenient for connecting a heater, curling-iron, and other electrically heated devices. 
  • A crack between flooring and baseboard may be the air leak that has caused the trouble. 
  • Baseboard and moldings should also be treated in this way. 
  • Much of this can easily be corrected by closing the cracks, usually found in older houses, between flooring and walls at the baseboards. 
  • You will observe in this photograph that the panels between doors and windows are filled with mirrors that run the full length from the molding to the baseboard. 

(Definition of “baseboard” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)