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 Engineered features a thin veneer layer of solid wood adhered on top of layers of plywood or high-density particleboard. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2021 That works, about as long as your particleboard stays in good shape. Matt Bean, Sunset Magazine, 18 Nov. 2020 Made of water-resistant laminated particleboard, each base features a black marble-look finish and can hold about 4 pounds. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Aug. 2020 The Eugene facility opened in 1962 as a particleboard mill, according to the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, and became a fiberboard mill in 1995. Mike Rogoway | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 11 Feb. 2020 Formaldehyde, a carcinogen, until recently was a common component of wood products from laminate flooring to particleboard tables, especially those imported from China. Eleanor Cummins, The New Republic, 14 Jan. 2020 That’s living green. Cheaply made plastic or particleboard furniture (fast furniture) is likely to end up in a dump before long. Washington Post, 22 Jan. 2020 To reduce shipping costs, companies like IKEA have pioneered the use of lightweight materials like particleboard—a filler material that is to the woodworking industry what pink slime is to the meat industry. Eleanor Cummins, The New Republic, 14 Jan. 2020 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, 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of particleboard

1954, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of particleboard was in 1954

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“Particleboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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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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