Definitions

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

  • n. A thin firm board made of sheets of paper pasted together or pressed paper pulp.
  • n. A card, especially:
  • n. A ticket.
  • n. Games A playing card.
  • n. A visiting card.
  • adj. Made of pasteboard.
  • adj. Of inferior quality; flimsy or unsubstantial.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. card stock
  • n. A common widget that can be used by multiple users to paste items or text to.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stiff thick kind of paper board, formed of several single sheets pasted one upon another, or of paper macerated and pressed into molds, etc.
  • n. A board on which pastry dough is rolled; a molding board.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of thick paper formed of several single sheets pasted one upon another, or by macerating paper and casting it in molds, etc.
  • n. Playing-cards.
  • n. A visiting-card.
  • n. A board on which dough is rolled out for pastry.
  • Made of pasteboard: as, a pasteboard box; hence, flimsy; unsubstantial.

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

  • n. stiff cardboard made by pasting together layers of paper

Etymologies

paste + board (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He made no parade about what he could do, but only fixed up a plain pasteboard notice, informing the public that he possessed an infallible remedy for the cholera, and would engage to cure all who sent for him.

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • Bingo, following what he was prone to call his pasteboard, presented himself -- a large, cool, well-bred, if rather stupid-looking, man, arrayed in excellently-fitting clothes, saying:

    The Dop Doctor

  • The materials with which this fabric is built, they procure from the cottony furze, with which our oak rails are covered; this substance tempered with glue, produces a sort of pasteboard, which is very strong, and resists all the inclemencies of the weather.

    Letters from an American Farmer

  • Like other such utilities, every time you copy or cut content -- text, images, and so on -- to the Clipboard, PTHPasteboard Pro automatically adds that content to its own list of Clipboard contents, which the developer calls a pasteboard; you choose how many items the pasteboard holds, as well as the maximum size of items to be saved.

    Latest from Computerworld

  • Like other such utilities, every time you copy or cut content-text, images, and so on-to the Clipboard, PTHPasteboard Pro automatically adds that content to its own list of Clipboard contents, which the developer calls a pasteboard; you choose how many items the pasteboard holds, as well as the maximum size of items to be saved.

    Macworld

  • Marjorie peeped about, opened some of the boxes and examined the dresses, and inspected a variety of odd objects, such as pasteboard crowns, fairies 'wings, sceptres, wands, and swords.

    A Patriotic Schoolgirl

  • A married woman now leaves her husband's card with her own, and sisters leave the "pasteboard" of their brothers and often those of their brothers 'friends.

    Worldly Ways and Byways

  • The John-Canoe is a Merry-Andrew dressed in a striped doublet, and bearing upon his head a kind of pasteboard house-boat filled with puppets, representing, some sailor -, others soldiers, others again slaves at work on a plantation, & - c.

    Journal of a Residence among the Negroes in the West Indies

  • By then, money has been replaced by pieces of pasteboard called credit cards.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Stella flipped a square of pasteboard between her fingers and flicked it under her pearly forebite with a hollow cluck.

    Stella Bonhomme and the League of Mischief

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