corkboard

noun
cork·​board | \ ˈkȯrk-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce corkboard (audio) \

Definition of corkboard

: a heat-insulating material made of compressed granulated cork also : a bulletin board made with this material

Examples of corkboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Part coffee pod holder, part corkboard, this storage unit seems tailor made for extremely harried households. Popular Science, "Convenient and stylish K-Cup coffee pod holders," 2 June 2020 Birbiglia had his written out on colorful index cards pinned to the corkboard behind his office desk. Lizzie Feidelson, The New Yorker, "The Intimate Laughs of Instagram Live Standup Comedy," 12 Apr. 2020 An elaborate typed outline of his book in progress is tacked to corkboards lining the walls. Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, "Robert Caro’s Papers Headed to New-York Historical Society," 8 Jan. 2020 That has translated into a corkboard wall in one son’s room and a watermelon Quadrille crosshatch wallcovering in the daughter’s room. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "This Chic House Is Designed to Be a Playground—For Kids and Adults," 11 Mar. 2019 There is a small corkboard next to his bed that his stepdad has Blu-tacked to the wall, covered in a mosaic of photographs of him with his friends, every single one of them smiling. Longreads, "Somewhere Under My Left Ribs: A Nurse’s Story," 31 May 2018 Pinchbeck’s ancient corkboard is on the far wall (an homage to the legendary NFL broadcast/schedule czar in the Rozelle era) behind Carey’s desk. Peter King, SI.com, "NFL Schedule Release: Inside the Process That Gave Us the 2018 256-Game Slate," 19 Apr. 2018 Above one table at Judy’s Place is a corkboard tacked with stories about Patrick Marleau. Mike Guersch, The Mercury News, "Tracing San Jose Sharks’ Patrick Marleau’s humble roots," 24 Jan. 2017 Anyone following the Trump-Russia saga in the last few days would probably have noticed their mental corkboards getting a bit crowded with strange new faces. Simon Shuster, Time, "Everything to Know About the Russians in Donald Trump Jr.'s Emails," 13 May 2016

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First Known Use of corkboard

circa 1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Corkboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corkboard. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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