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cardboard

1cardboard

noun card·board \ˈkärd-ˌbrd\

: a stiff and thick kind of paper that is used especially for making boxes

Full Definition of CARDBOARD

:  a material made from cellulose fiber (as wood pulp) like paper but usually thicker
card·boardy \-ˌbr-dē\ adjective

Examples of CARDBOARD

  1. Cover the windows with cardboard.

First Known Use of CARDBOARD

1831

2cardboard

adjective

: made out of cardboard

: not acting or seeming real : having an obviously false or fake quality

Full Definition of CARDBOARD

1
:  made of or as if of cardboard
2
:  unreal, stereotyped <a play with cardboard characters>

Examples of CARDBOARD

  1. The play had cardboard characters.

First Known Use of CARDBOARD

1852

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