archaic : thin strips of sheet iron used by printers as leads
also : thin strips of material (as wood or paperboard) placed in an imposed form before locking up
: thin wooden boards once used for book covers
: a thin leaf of wood used for veneering

Word History


scale entry 5 + board

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“Scaleboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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