fi·​ber·​board | \ ˈfī-bər-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce fiberboard (audio) \

Definition of fiberboard

: 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 substrate of laminate flooring typically consists of dense fiberboard. Dan Diclerico, Good Housekeeping, 12 Aug. 2022 When installing wall panels in a damp area, such as a bathroom, consider using imitation products made of durable materials, like fiberboard, that won't rot or warp when exposed to moisture. Caitlin Sole, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Aug. 2022 Without intention, a piece of medium-density fiberboard is just another cheap material, considered undesirable by most furniture makers — but with energy and emotion behind it, this piece of faux wood becomes a Ryan Preciado original. Julissa Jamesstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2022 The original 18-foot-tall panels were created by Juan Larrinaga, a Hollywood set designer, who painted the murals on fiberboard 86 years ago for the 1935-36 California Pacific International Exposition. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Dec. 2021 In June 2019, workers in Piraeus found five tons of captagon, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, inside sheets of fiberboard on their way to China. New York Times, 5 Dec. 2021 Made of dense fiberboard topped with a photo image protected by clear plastic, laminates can mimic nearly any type of flooring. Kevin Brasler, Star Tribune, 31 July 2021 Softwoods are commonly seen in both internal and external projects—including interior moldings, window manufacturing, and construction framing—and in the production of plywood and fiberboard. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 27 July 2021 It is designed using soft velvet and fiberboard as a display for bracelets, watches, and necklaces. Chris Hachey, BGR, 15 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of fiberboard

1897, in the meaning defined above

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17 Aug 2022

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“Fiberboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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