hard·​board | \ ˈhärd-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce hardboard (audio) \

Definition of hardboard

: a very dense fiberboard usually having one smooth face

Examples of hardboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cut hardboard, plywood, or MDF pieces with a jigsaw to create decorative arches (use a template to ensure that all archers are the same). Jada Jackson, House Beautiful, 26 Apr. 2021 Cut hardboard to fit between the bookshelves and install 14. Jada Jackson, House Beautiful, 26 Apr. 2021 Another option is pre-finished sheet paneling made from thin plywood or hardboard (Masonite). Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 28 Feb. 2021 These 30 hardboard panels, each 12 by 16 inches, cover the period from the American Revolution until 1817. Amy Crawford, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 June 2020 The panels were painted in egg tempera on hardboard. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2020 Slide a thin piece of plywood or hardboard behind the pry bar to protect the baseboard, then apply pressure to force the joint closed. Joesph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 8 Dec. 2019 The backing can also be plywood or hardboard, a panel material made of wood fibers that began showing up in furniture in the 1920s. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2019 Step 5: Finishing Touches Install perforated hardboard to the partition wall in the tool-storage area. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 19 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of hardboard

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Hardboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardboard. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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