bender board


variants or benderboard
plural bender boards or benderboards
: material manufactured in long, flexible strips for use especially as garden edging
The granite pathway winds through the garden to the tea house. It is lined with vinyl bender board to control the lawn on one side and medium river rock on the other to keep the bark and sand in place.Cecile Garrison, Visalia Times-Delta (California), 22 Apr. 2010
Landscape architect Bill Derringer of Atherton, California, used redwood benderboard—flexible wood strips usually used for lawn borders—for the top and bottom rails.Peter O. Whitely, Sunset, November 1995

Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bender board was in 1963

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“Bender board.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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