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side +‎ board

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sideboard (plural sideboards)

  1. (furniture) A piece of dining room furniture having drawers and shelves for linen and tableware; originally for serving food.
    Synonyms: buffet, cupboard (obsolete)
  2. A board that forms part of the side of something.
  3. (in the plural, chiefly Britain) Sideburns.
  4. (collectible card games) A set of cards that are separate from a player's primary deck, used to customize a match strategy against an opponent by enabling a player to change the composition of the playing deck.
    • 1995, Larry W. Smith, Learn Magic Cards, →ISBN, page 80:
      Cards can only be exchanged between the playing deck and the sideboard on a one-to-one basis between duels or matches, and any number of cards, up to fifteen, can be exchanged at once.
    • 1995, George Baxter & ‎Larry W. Smith, Mastering magic cards, →ISBN:
      Many of your best chances to overcome opposing decks lie in the development of a strong sideboard.
    • 2006, John Kaufeld & ‎Jeremy Smith, Trading Card Games For Dummies, →ISBN, page 61:
      If you plan on playing in tournaments, you'll want to construct a sideboard for your deck.
    • 2010, Kelly Nicole Czarnecki, Gaming in Libraries, →ISBN, page 54:
      They can have a 15-card sideboard or no sideboard. The sideboard can be used to replace cards in the deck after each game.

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