peg·​board ˈpeg-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce pegboard (audio)
: material (such as fiberboard) with regularly spaced perforations into which hooks may be inserted for the storage or display of articles

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The aesthetics of the pegboard are wooing interior designers as well. Marissa Hermanson, Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2022 This pegboard set helps your toddler with so many skills in one toy: stacking the pegs work on fine motor skills and arranging them (by number, shape or patterns) works on counting and sorting. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, 26 Sep. 2022 Paint squares on a pegboard to designate spots for specific items. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Aug. 2022 Instead, mount a pegboard lined with hooks or hang a wire lattice grid and arrange a variety of hooks to suit your items. Mary Cornetta, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Aug. 2022 Use a tape measure to verify the size of the pegboard. Timothy Dale, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Aug. 2022 Hang the pegboard on wall stud and equip it with bins for an innovative storage system. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Aug. 2022 The walls were lined with pale plywood and pegboard that carried shoes from floor to ceiling, like an art installation. Los Angeles Times, 17 July 2022 Those carefully polished pots hung on a replica of Julia’s famous pegboard wall. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 11 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pegboard was in 1952

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Cite this Entry

“Pegboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition



used for material (as fiberboard) with evenly spaced holes into which hooks may be inserted for the storage or display of articles
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