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bed board

a board that is placed under a mattress to give added support to a patient with back problems.

bed board

A firm board placed beneath a mattress to keep it from sagging. It is used to treat some persons with back difficulties. It is also used in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to improve the effectiveness of chest compressions.
See also: board
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Anyway, as I mentioned a week or so ago, we have this magnificent odd job expert and he sorted out the bed boards no problem.
They can hide in areas like behind the picture frames, bed boards and light switches.
She soon discovered the strange double-thickness bed boards, and after some prising of the old timbers found to her amazement that the interior was filled full with gold coins and treasure - just what dreams are made of
Willy was chief supply officer, then chief carpenter responsible for "scrounging" the thousands of bed boards and planks used to shore up the tunnel and Rusty worked closely with him.
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They found the shaft lined with interlocking bed boards to prevent it collapsing.
On one occasion, a gang of soldiers from Scotland were confronted by an angry band of Canadians wielding bed boards and chair legs after the first gang had attacked a Canadian soldier with a razor.
Bed boards and stolen planks were also used to shore up the tunnel's sides and roof.