pasteboard (n.) 1540s, from PASTE (Cf. paste) + BOARD (Cf. board) (n.1). So called because it is made of sheets of paper pasted together.

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  • pasteboard — [pāst′bôrd΄] n. 1. a stiff material made of layers of paper pasted together or of pressed and dried paper pulp 2. Slang something made of pasteboard, as a playing card or ticket adj. 1. of or like pasteboard 2. flimsy; sham …   English World dictionary

  • Pasteboard — Paste board , n. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Cookery) A board on which pastry dough is rolled; a molding… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pasteboard — may refer to:* Card stock * Clipboard (software) …   Wikipedia

  • pasteboard — ► NOUN ▪ thin board made by pasting together sheets of paper …   English terms dictionary

  • pasteboard — I. noun Date: 1562 1. a solid cardboard with a paper facing; broadly cardboard 2. ticket 2a II. adjective Date: 1599 1. made of pasteboard 2. sham, unsubstantial …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pasteboard — pasteboardy, adj. /payst bawrd , bohrd /, n. 1. a stiff, firm board made of sheets of paper pasted or layers of paper pulp pressed together. 2. Older Slang. a card, as a visiting card or a playing card. 3. Older Slang. a ticket, as for the… …   Universalium

  • pasteboard — paste•board [[t]ˈpeɪstˈbɔrd, ˌboʊrd[/t]] n. 1) pri a stiff board made of sheets of paper pasted or layers of paper pulp pressed together 2) made of pasteboard 3) unsubstantial or sham paste′board′y, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • pasteboard — /ˈpeɪstbɔd/ (say paystbawd) noun 1. a stiff, firm board made of sheets of paper pasted or layers of paper pulp pressed together, used for book covers. –adjective 2. made of pasteboard. 3. unsubstantial or flimsy; sham …   Australian English dictionary

  • pasteboard — kartonas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Storas kietas popierius, kurio 1 m² masė didesnė negu 150–250 g. atitikmenys: angl. board; cardboard; paperboard; pasteboard rus. картон …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • pasteboard — noun a) card stock b) A common widget that can be used by multiple users to paste items or text to …   Wiktionary

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