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 It is designed using soft velvet and fiberboard as a display for bracelets, watches, and necklaces. Chris Hachey, BGR, 15 Apr. 2021 Using jigsaws, band saws and a scroll saw, carpenters then cut those shapes from plywood, medium-density fiberboard and Masonite. Peter Libbey, New York Times, 12 Mar. 2021 Founded in Germany in 1897 by a British ex-pat, the brand’s lightweight vulcanized fiberboard was a technical breakthrough. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 3 Mar. 2021 The home’s exterior makes a strong modern impression, clad in large sheets of concrete fiberboard, with aluminum between the panels to accentuate the joints. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, 4 Dec. 2020 Now, his house has layers of drywall and fiberboard siding over the wood. Rachel Swan,, 25 Oct. 2020 The items will be made with bamboo, ceramic, recycled fiberboard and wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, 20 Oct. 2020 Molding that’s made from medium-density fiberboard (MDF) is an inexpensive solid-wood alternative that comes primed, but should be painted (and not stained) to give your space a complete look. Sarah Baird, House Beautiful, 14 Sep. 2020 When the elevator opened, my hand would reach down, feeling for the button’s square contours, finding only fiberboard. Sophie Madeline Dess, The New Republic, 24 June 2020

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First Known Use of fiberboard

1897, in the meaning defined above

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19 Apr 2021

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“Fiberboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fiberboard

: a type of board made by pressing fibers of wood into stiff sheets

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