scratch·​board | \ ˈskrach-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce scratchboard (audio) \

Definition of scratchboard

: a black-surfaced cardboard having an undercoat of white clay on which an effect resembling engraving is achieved by scratching away portions of the surface to produce white lines

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Recent Examples on the Web The 152-page hardcover book traces the graphic artist's journey along the historic route through a series of black-and-white illustrations, created using a knife and coated scratchboard. Kristin Larson | Wwd,, 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of scratchboard

circa 1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scratchboard was circa 1908

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“Scratchboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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