Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A construction board made by compressing fibers of wood chips usually with a binder at a high temperature.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A high-density chipboard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a cheap hard material made from wood chips that are pressed together and bound with synthetic resin to form sheets, used in construction and various other purposes; -- called also particle board and chipboard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cheap hard material made from wood chips that are pressed together and bound with synthetic resin

Etymologies

hard +‎ board (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Then he cuts the ships out and mounts them on a piece of cut wood he uses specialty bases made out of hardboard, but basswood is possible, too.

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  • She was sitting at the head of a hardboard table, with a dozen or so students.

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  • If that helps but doesn't quite do it, try cutting some shims from Masonite hardboard and slip them inside the slip-on before slipping it on.

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  • In the 1930s and 40s he was the first white artist to impress his vision on its salt lakes, parched mountain ranges and gum trees, rendering them with impressionistic washes of house paint on hardboard.

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  • His plastic discs, hardboard rectangles and lines sound a minimal staccato, while forest green or midnight blue spray paint swirls around in organic crescendos.

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  • He suppressed a chill as Miss Annabelle rose to her feet, went over to the chest across the room, and opened it, extracting a hardboard portfolio bound in pebbled cowhide leather.

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  • With some hardboard, flannel, elastic and Velcro, Evil Mad Scientist has come up with a step-by-step guide to making a lap stand that will let you type away on your iPad on your couch with ease, no Steve Jobs-esque leg crossing or awkward curling up required.

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  • The switches had been wired onto a piece of hardboard, and it looked like a do-it-yourself job.

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  • She often used to sleep in the studio and now sits on the single bed, contemplating the flotsam tide that advances across the paint-spattered hardboard floor.

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  • "Per Kirkeby" showcases paintings on hardboard and canvas, blackboards, works on paper, small and large-scale bronze sculptures, brick structures and architecture by Danish artist Per Kirkeby (born 1938).

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