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Definition of fiberboard

: a material made by compressing fibers (as of wood) into stiff sheets also : cardboard

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Temping for the One Percent," 24 June 2020 The chamber says Arauco uses local lumber mill byproducts and converts them into fiberboard for home construction. Mike Rogoway | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Eugene fiberboard mill will close, lay off 84," 11 Feb. 2020 Rip and crosscut the medium-density fiberboard (MDF) panels using a circular saw. Richard Romanski, Popular Mechanics, "It's Time To Make a Stand-Up Desk," 15 Feb. 2020 Safety glasses Pencil Plywood: More expensive than fiberboard, but stronger. John Kennedy, Popular Science, "Build a semi-permanent work surface you can put away easily," 10 Nov. 2019 Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) (or plywood) 2-by-2 wood spindle (or scrap 2-by-4 pieces) (Optional) drawer knob or handle (Optional) scrap wood to build your own handle Miter saw (or circular saw) Pencil (Optional) sandpaper 1. John Kennedy, Popular Science, "How to build a drawer out of scrap wood," 12 Jan. 2020 Some upgrades include five choices of cartridges and the choice of either a medium density fiberboard or acrylic platter, which can improve speed consistency resulting in cleaner sounds. Popular Science, "I tried a bajillion new products this year. Here are 17 you should actually buy.," 16 Dec. 2019 However, sawing through the planks creates a lot of super-fine dust because the core of the flooring is made from medium-density fiberboard (MDF). Joesph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "8 Steps for Installing Laminate Flooring," 8 Dec. 2019 Similar adhesives are used in engineered wood products such as the medium-density fiberboard used to build the frames of the booths. Anne Quito, Quartz at Work, "Must every office phone booth feel like an upright coffin?," 22 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of fiberboard

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Fiberboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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

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