press·​board ˈpres-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce pressboard (audio)
: ironing board
especially : a small one for sleeves
: a strong highly glazed composition board resembling vulcanized fiber

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The new washing machine had no drain; oak cabinets were swapped for pressboard. New York Times, 27 May 2022 There are four condominium models ranging from 1,500 to 1,700 square feet built of fiber cement, pressboard siding, stone and shingles. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Mar. 2022 This was also the last time Sony would do anything that receded into the small space of a laminated pressboard TV stand at launch. Dia Lacina, Wired, 5 Nov. 2020 After some mingling, the crowd moved into an auditorium with long pressboard tables and the standard-issue U.N. headsets and digital clocks. Jim Rutenberg, New York Times, 13 Sep. 2017 In this undated pressboard released by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office shows dozens of Coloradans accused of running a marijuana trafficking ring. Washington Post, 29 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pressboard was in 1847

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Cite this Entry

“Pressboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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