par·​ti·​cle·​board | \ ˈpär-ti-kəl-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce particleboard (audio) \

Definition of particleboard

: a composition board made of very small pieces of wood bonded together

Examples of particleboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The glue is in the drawer front’s inner core, which is probably a type of particleboard, with veneers of solid wood on the front and back. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, "Broken mid-century modern furniture? It’s worth repairing.," 22 July 2019 Georgia-Pacific is closing its particleboard facility in Monroeville as part of a larger round of moves in Arkansas and Georgia. William Thornton |,, "Georgia-Pacific to close Monroeville facility, laying off 100," 7 June 2019 The Mantis, below, which was on display at this year’s RV Experience trade show, has birch shelving, not particleboard. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "A NASA Architect Designed a Camper," 25 May 2019 Formaldehyde is used in products ranging from particleboard to disinfectants and embalming fluid. Heidi Vogt, WSJ, "EPA’s Top Leaders Stymied Research Unit, Report Finds," 14 Feb. 2019 In some areas, there is hardly any margin for the imperfect pines that are pulped for paper and particleboard. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, "Thousands of Southerners Planted Trees for Retirement. It Didn’t Work.," 9 Oct. 2018 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 Although government regulations have reduced the amount of formaldehyde used in insulation and particleboard furniture, the sheer number of potential formaldehyde emitters found in the average home makes the chemical difficult to avoid. Emily Main, Good Housekeeping, "7 Plants That Can Actually Purify Your Indoor Air," 21 Nov. 2017 A few weeks back, Ikea debuted SPÄNST, the Swedish design giant’s collaboration with Stampd designer Chris Stamp—and its first big move to capture the attention of a customer base more interested in graphic tees than modular particleboard shelving. Liz Raiss, GQ, "Virgil Abloh’s Ikea Collection Is Full of “RUGS”," 1 May 2018

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1954, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of particleboard

: a type of board made by gluing together very small pieces of wood

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