academy board


: a heavy cardboard having a surface prepared for painting in oil

Word History


from the Royal Academy of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture, England, where it was much used

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of academy board was in 1849

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“Academy board.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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