peg·​board | \ ˈpeg-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce pegboard (audio) \

Definition of pegboard

: material (such as fiberboard) with regularly spaced perforations into which hooks may be inserted for the storage or display of articles

Examples of pegboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This year, their works won’t hang on hallowed pegboard. Jenna Ross, Star Tribune, "Minnesota crop artists grow creative amid the pandemic," 25 Aug. 2020 But here’s the thing: A plain old kitchen spoon retrofitted with a hook can catch just as many fish as the most modern spoon on the pegboard. Popular Science, "Turn an old spoon into a fishing lure that’ll catch almost anything," 25 June 2020 Some sheds also have cutouts for racks and pegboards. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Six Tips for Choosing an Outdoor Storage Shed," 8 Apr. 2020 Or, leave an empty space to create a more open feeling and the possibility to add other types of storage solutions, like shelving, cubbies, or pegboard. Sarah Lloyd, Good Housekeeping, "10 Kitchen Design Questions, Answered by an Expert," 18 Mar. 2020 Two sides of the room have a work area made of wood, and one wall is covered in a large pegboard that’s filled with pictures. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Spiral staircase, 30-foot ceilings are just part of massive duplex overhaul in Washington Heights," 9 Jan. 2020 On the pegboard wall behind them hang children’s drawings, photographs, cultural references that remind us that the Dinnersteins are Jews in Germany a quarter century after the Holocaust, and reproductions of art., "SIMON DINNERSTEIN: THE FULBRIGHT TRIPTYCH," 31 Oct. 2019 Each small image on the pegboard is another window into the mythos that animates his imagination., "SIMON DINNERSTEIN: THE FULBRIGHT TRIPTYCH," 31 Oct. 2019 Clerks, medical assistants, nurses, doctors, phlebotomists, social workers, billing specialists, and others labored over their computers, struggling to fit the human patients standing before them into an unyielding electronic pegboard. Danielle Ofri, STAT, "The EMR has changed the doctor-patient duet into a ménage-à-trois," 31 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of pegboard

1952, in the meaning defined above

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6 Sep 2020

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“Pegboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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