par·​ti·​cle·​board ˈpär-ti-kəl-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce particleboard (audio)
: a composition board made of very small pieces of wood bonded together

Examples of particleboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like many other furniture and cabinet pieces these days, it’s made of a type of particleboard wrapped in a thin layer of vinyl. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2023 He was being undercut on some bids by contractors willing to skip a coat of lacquer or build with particleboard. Adriane Quinlan, Curbed, 20 Sep. 2023 The unit itself is crafted of particleboard and MDF, and the three bottom compartments offer ample storage for audio and video equipment. Rena Behar, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Sep. 2023 The entire desk is made of particleboard and fiberboard and is durable enough to last for years. Rachel Dube, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 July 2023 The ceilings are low, the lights fluorescent, the furniture is modern particleboard. Karla Adam, Washington Post, 6 June 2023 This unit has a durable steel frame, polyester canvas sling-style tiers, and a particleboard upper shelf. Theresa Holland, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2023 Vanity cabinets are typically made with wood (better quality, more expensive) or particleboard (lower quality, less expensive) for the cabinet box and drawers. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Apr. 2023 This storage unit has a steel frame, a particleboard upper shelf, and polyester canvas slings for the bottom four tiers. Theresa Holland, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'particleboard.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of particleboard was in 1954

Dictionary Entries Near particleboard

Cite this Entry

“Particleboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


par·​ti·​cle·​board -ˌbō(ə)rd How to pronounce particleboard (audio)
: a board made of very small pieces of wood stuck together

More from Merriam-Webster on particleboard

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!