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 These 30 hardboard panels, each 12 by 16 inches, cover the period from the American Revolution until 1817. Amy Crawford, Smithsonian Magazine, "Jacob Lawrence’s ‘Struggle’ Series Prepares to Be Seen by a New Generation," 10 June 2020 The panels were painted in egg tempera on hardboard. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, "These ‘missing’ Jacob Lawrence paintings are finally in a museum — and they’re masterpieces," 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 Steps for Installing Laminate Flooring," 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, "Warped wood around hall rack mirror may not be a problem," 11 Nov. 2019 Step 5: Finishing Touches Install perforated hardboard to the partition wall in the tool-storage area. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Build a Shed, Colonial-Style," 19 Apr. 2017 Made of plywood, fabric trim and photographs printed on hardboard and bond paper, the gate hides diorama scenes inside its posts. Sam Spengler, Smithsonian, "How One Museum Curator Is Bringing Burning Man Out of the Desert," 30 Mar. 2018 To move the stove without scratching the floor, place a sheet of hardboard shiny-side up in front and leverage the appliance onto it. David Agrell, Popular Mechanics, "5 Quick Home Fixes to Make Your Mom's Day," 10 May 2013 The death of Gillebaard’s father in Texas led Hank and his brother Bob to take over his father’s business making hardboard for furniture manufacturing, which flourished across several states. Fred Swegles, Orange County Register, "How an American-born Dutch youth survived Nazi horrors, became a U.S. aviator," 12 Apr. 2017

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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 25 Oct. 2020.

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