fi·​ber·​board ˈfī-bər-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce fiberboard (audio)
: a material made by compressing fibers (as of wood) into stiff sheets
also : cardboard

Examples of fiberboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The piece is crafted of sturdy medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and glass with a luxurious velvet interior lining. Kristen (kj) Callihan, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Nov. 2023 With screws, attach the fiberboard to your bed frame, like a regular headboard. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 2 Aug. 2023 Cut out the cat silhouettes on medium-density fiberboard and spray paint them black. Megan Boettcher, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Oct. 2023 Bui and her dad wrapped the interior with vertical panels made of medium-density fiberboard. Annie Midori Atherton, Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2023 To make: Gather materials: 40 to 50 plastic foam balls (1 inch, 1½ inches, and 2 inches wide); fuzzy black and plain black, green, purple, and orange yarn; 12-inch medium-density fiberboard (MDF) wreath form; seven 12-inch-long black chenille stems; googly eyes. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Aug. 2023 Purchase an inexpensive fuzzy rug at a home store; using a staple gun, attach it to a section of medium-density fiberboard. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 2 Aug. 2023 The entire desk is made of particleboard and fiberboard and is durable enough to last for years. Rachel Dube, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 July 2023 Keep in Mind: The fiberboard is easily chipped, especially at the corners. Kate McGregor, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fiberboard was in 1897

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“Fiberboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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fi·​ber·​board ˈfī-bər-ˌbōrd How to pronounce fiberboard (audio)
: a material made by pressing fibers (as of wood) into stiff sheets
also : cardboard

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