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baseboard

A baseboard is a piece of wood molding that runs along the bottom of a wall. Where the bottom of a baseboard ends, the floor begins.

A baseboard is a decorative architectural element you'll see in most homes, usually a wide board that's painted to match the trim color of the room. A baseboard is useful for hiding any unevenness in the joint where the wall meets the floor. In Britain, this is called skirting. The word baseboard, from the mid-1800s, combines base, "bottom," and board, or "plank."

Definitions of baseboard
  1. noun
    a molding covering the joint formed by a wall and the floor
    synonyms: mopboard, skirting board
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    type of:
    molding, moulding
    a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
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