cork·​board ˈkȯrk-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce corkboard (audio)
: 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 While students can pin photos onto corkboards, there are other creative ways to frame pictures, such as suspending them from an overhead chandelier or hanging them from a clothes lines strung across the wall, either of which can be bought or self-made. Sacramento Bee, 30 Jan. 2024 Behind him, multicolor pushpins dotted a naked corkboard. Dan Greene, The New Yorker, 15 Jan. 2024 People wanting information about dogs available for adoption can view a corkboard pinned with the animals’ photos, but those are often dark or of poor quality. Alene Tchekmedyian, Los Angeles Times, 3 Dec. 2023 Taking inspiration from Julia Child, who had her most nifty kitchen tools strewn up on a pegboard, Ms. Lifton, 32, installed a space-saving corkboard to hold mugs and gadgets. Jess Eng, New York Times, 12 Sep. 2023 Chances are you’ll still get lost, or feel compelled to construct one of those corkboards Freddy uses to keep track of the major players. Chris Vognar, Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2023 Jennie’s side of the room had a plush, burgundy recliner and a corkboard adorned with family photographs., 28 Aug. 2023 Beginners can take a spin in the detective room, complete with fake files, a corkboard for pinning suspect and victim photos, an old-timey typewriter and black-and-white photos. Angie Diaz, oregonlive, 23 July 2023 Her bedroom is a rainbow of organized information, with paper folders mounted against the walls and corkboards plastered with suspect’s photographs, all criss-crossed by string. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 25 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corkboard was circa 1893

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“Corkboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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