box·​board ˈbäks-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce boxboard (audio)
: cardboard used for making boxes and cartons

Examples of boxboard in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boxboard was in 1793

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“Boxboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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