particle board
hardboard hard"board` 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}.

Syn: chipboard. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Particle board — For the alternative to plywood, see Oriented Strand Board. Particleboard with veneer µCT flight through a piece of particle board. View lateral, resol …   Wikipedia

  • particle board — fiberboard fiberboard n. a type of wallboard composed of wood chips or shavings bonded together with resin and compressed into rigid sheets, calle also {particle board}. Syn: fibreboard, particle board. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • particle board — board made from compressed wood chips and shavings …   English contemporary dictionary

  • particle board — par′ticle board n. bui any of various composition boards formed from small particles of wood, as flakes, bonded with a resin • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • particle board — any of various composition boards formed from small particles of wood, as flakes or shavings, tightly compressed and bonded together with a resin. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • particle board — noun a structural material manufactured from wood particles (such as chips and shavings) by pressing, and binding through resin Syn …   Wiktionary

  • particle board — noun another term for chipboard …   English new terms dictionary

  • particle board — /ˈpatɪkəl bɔd/ (say pahtikuhl bawd) noun → chipboard. Also, particleboard …   Australian English dictionary

  • particle board — noun wallboard composed of wood chips or shavings bonded together with resin and compressed into rigid sheets • Syn: ↑fiberboard, ↑fibreboard • Hypernyms: ↑wallboard, ↑drywall, ↑dry wall • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • particle — (n.) late 14c., small part or division of a whole, from L. particula little bit or part, dim. of pars (gen. partis); see PART (Cf. part) (n.). In construction, particle board (1957) is so called because it is made from chips and shavings of wood …   Etymology dictionary

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