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

Examples of pegboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Create a custom organizing system with these creative pegboard ideas. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 The vibe Nods to the former bus repair garage include walls covered with pegboard and beer taps with school buses as handles. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 7 Mar. 2024 The Adventurer Play Kit, for example, is designed for toddlers from 16 to 18 months and includes a race and chase ramp, a puzzle, a bead kit, a pegboard, a Velcro pull and stick toy, and a board book. Christine Luff, Parents, 27 Feb. 2024 One of the simplest looks like a pegboard—dots arranged in a square grid. Kelsey Houston-Edwards, Scientific American, 16 Jan. 2024 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, 25 Aug. 2023 On one wall hung a pegboard of 21 different shirt collars. Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times, 10 Jan. 2024 As snugly as pegs settling into holes in a pegboard, these molecules made themselves at home in this surface. Peter Radetsky, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 Taking inspiration from Julia Child, who had her most nifty kitchen tools strewn up on a pegboard, Ms. Lifton, 32, installed a space-saving corkboard to hold mugs and gadgets. Jess Eng, New York Times, 12 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pegboard was in 1952

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“Pegboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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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