pa·​per·​board ˈpā-pər-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce paperboard (audio)

Examples of paperboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition, their packaging boxes are made from recycled paperboard. Sarah Anzlovar, Ms, Verywell Health, 15 May 2024 Grahm sold the winery a few years ago but remains involved, including with the rollout of this new rosé in a lightweight paperboard bottle, slated to come to Whole Foods Market stores this spring. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 4 Apr. 2024 More than 68 percent of paper and paperboard was recycled in the U.S., according to 2018 EPA data, while glass has a recycling rate of about 31.3 percent. Popular Science, 28 Feb. 2024 The site is located near Arkansas City and produces paperboard, according to a news release. Special To The Commercial, Arkansas Online, 8 Nov. 2023 These books are made of paperboard, which is like thick cardboard, with a slick coating that makes the pages even more durable. Brienne Walsh, Parents, 6 Oct. 2023 The findings provide clarity, but perhaps not much comfort, to neighbors of the paperboard factory and wastewater treatment plant, who, for years, have registered complaints for the noxious odors affecting their lives. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, 9 May 2023 It’s made of high-quality paperboard and the puzzles are available in landscape or vertical orientation, according to the website. Lindsay Schneider, NBC News, 4 Apr. 2023 But Billerud is proposing a more than $1 billion retooling of the mill to convert it to primarily constructing paperboard, used in cereal and other consumer product boxes., 23 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1549, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of paperboard was in 1549

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“Paperboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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