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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The new gripping system combines passive mechanical compliance with a hybrid electrostatic-adhesive pad so that humanoid robots can grasp a wide range of materials including paperboard and textured plastics. IEEE Spectrum, 23 Jan. 2023 Two of his pieces — a lithograph and a pencil work on paperboard, both depicting Victorian houses — belong to the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Emily Langer, Washington Post, 7 Jan. 2023 And 20 percent of paperboard packaging, like boxes for fries and pizzas, contained PFAS. Megan Schmidt, Discover Magazine, 9 Oct. 2019 But while that impressed our experts, kids were more into the cool designs on these paperboard panels, which connect with plastic links. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, 16 Nov. 2022 The address is listed as Joe Piper Inc., a distributor of odd lot paperboard. Carol Robinson |, al, 14 Sep. 2022 Once the fiber degrades, it can be used to make paperboard, which is used in things like cereal boxes. Justine Calma, The Verge, 7 Jan. 2021 Previously, disposal of the pizza's packaging amounted to more than 7 million pounds of paperboard per year. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, 18 Apr. 2022 Individual foil pouches packed in paperboard cartons. Chris Smith, BGR, 18 Aug. 2022 See More

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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 3 Feb. 2023.

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pa·​per·​board -ˌbō(ə)rd How to pronounce paperboard (audio)

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