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

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