WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
foot•board  (fŏŏtbôrd′, -bōrd′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Furniturea board or small platform on which to support the foot or feet.
  2. Furniturean upright piece across the foot of a bedstead.
  3. a treadle.
  • foot + board 1755–65, American.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

footboard /ˈfʊtˌbɔːd/ n
  1. a treadle or foot-operated lever on a machine
  2. a vertical board at the foot of a bed

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