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

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Recent Examples on the Web That works, about as long as your particleboard stays in good shape. Matt Bean, Sunset Magazine, "The Inexpensive Tool Pro Carpenters Swear By," 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, "The New Novogratz Line at Target Is Your Go-To Source for Affordable Modern Home Decor," 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, "Eugene fiberboard mill will close, lay off 84," 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, "Fast Furniture Is an Environmental Fiasco," 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, "5 ways to give your home a green reboot," 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, "Fast Furniture Is an Environmental Fiasco," 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, "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

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First Known Use of particleboard

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Particleboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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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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