bristol board

noun
bris·​tol board | \ ˈbri-stᵊl- How to pronounce bristol board (audio) \

Definition of bristol board

: a cardboard with a smooth surface suitable especially for artwork

called also bristol

First Known Use of bristol board

1809, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bristol board

Bristol, England

Learn More About bristol board

Time Traveler for bristol board

Time Traveler

The first known use of bristol board was in 1809

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near bristol board

Bristol Bay

bristol board

Bristol Channel

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for bristol board

Cite this Entry

“Bristol board.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bristol%20board. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!