peg·​board | \ ˈpeg-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of pegboard

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

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Anybody who's ever struggled with using crummy pegboard or those lousy little wire hangers to organize their workshop can appreciate this robust snap-together tool organizer. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, ""The Tool Hanger" Is the Garage Organizer You've Been Waiting For," 15 Apr. 2016 Photo: Courtesy of Utilitario Mexicano Utilitario Mexicano This home-goods store artfully employs floor-to-ceiling pegboards and warehouse shelving to display its functional but stylish wares. Brooke Porter Katz, WSJ, "The Best Neighborhood in Mexico City is an Unexpected One," 2 May 2018 There’s a tiny kitchen on the counter, with two induction burners and a sandwich press, shelves easily rearrangeable thanks to the wood pegboard on the wall. Devra First,, "A case of the Mondays, a tin of smoked eel," 23 Apr. 2018 Move it about an inch in any direction and weight it down, and then again, leave the pegboard in place for a few days Send garden questions to or Gardening, The Statesman, P.O. Box 40, Boise, ID 83707. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Double-duty: Grow corn to support bean stalks too | Idaho Statesman," 28 Mar. 2018 One wall is covered with floor-to-ceiling pegboard filled with various guitar parts Sheila Mcclear, New York Times, "The Secret Zen Master of Guitar Repair," 11 Oct. 2017 Most walls inside the sprawling store were bare — a result of the ongoing going-out-of-business sale — with empty hooks hanging on green-blue pegboard panels that lined the walls. Jordan Otero Sisson, Courant Community, "Unionville's Parsons Hardware To Close After 143 Years," 27 July 2017 The bottom of the pegboard wall is divided into 15 different slots representing different cash amounts. Danielle Ohl,, "Johns Hopkins doctor to compete on NBC's 'The Wall'," 21 June 2017 Last week, my handyman installed pegboard ($25) on one garage wall., "Space for your car or your clutter? 8 steps to a clean and organized garage," 19 June 2017

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First Known Use of pegboard

1952, in the meaning defined above

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