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

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Their latest release, about 50 one-off pieces in materials ranging from African mahogany to fiberboard, debuts at Object & Thing, a new Brooklyn fair running May 3 to 5. Sarah Medford, WSJ, "Green River Project Debuts 50 One-Off Pieces at Object & Thing," 3 May 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 Tips for Installing Laminate Flooring," 26 Jan. 2017 The dangers of formaldehyde have long been known Formaldehyde is a colorless gas that’s used to make building materials like particleboard, plywood, and fiberboard — so it’s found in our houses and furniture. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Formaldehyde causes cancer. The EPA doesn’t want to acknowledge it.," 6 July 2018 Description: Created by heating vinyl and molding it over medium-density fiberboard (MDF), these cabinets come in a variety of shapes and patterns. Sarah Stebbins, ELLE Decor, "How To Choose The Best Kitchen Cabinets," 8 Apr. 2016 Perez, a junior in the Printmaking Department, is one of several students who spent a week carving large sheets of medium-density fiberboard, then coating them with ink and pressing their creations onto paper. John Sleezer, kansascity, "Kansas City Art Institute students create parking lot art with an unlikely helper | The Kansas City Star," 26 Mar. 2018 The raised panels are medium-density fiberboard with a paint-grade finish. Carolyn Weber, ELLE Decor, "The New Look of Tradition," 5 July 2012 This greenish-black growth can grow on fiberboard, paper, dust, and lint, particularly in areas that may have recently flooded or suffered other types of water damage. Maria Masters,, "How to Tell If There's Mold in Your House," 12 Oct. 2017 Look carefully for evidence that the vehicle has been wet: i.e., mud in unusual places in the trunk, water marks inside the instruments, an owner's manual that looks like it's been wet, warped fiberboard door panels or glovebox interiors. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How To Dry Out Your Flooded Car," 27 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of fiberboard

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fiberboard was in 1897

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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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