press·​board | \ ˈpres-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce pressboard (audio) \

Definition of pressboard

1 : ironing board especially : a small one for sleeves
2 : a strong highly glazed composition board resembling vulcanized fiber

Examples of pressboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of pressboard

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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“Pressboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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