Pressboard
Pressboard Press"board`, n. A kind of highly sized rag paper or board, sometimes containing a small admixture of wood pulp; -- so called because used originally, as now, in presses for pressing and finishing knit underwear. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • pressboard — noun Date: 1847 1. ironing board; especially a small one for sleeves 2. a strong highly glazed composition board resembling vulcanized fiber …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pressboard — /pres bawrd , bohrd /, n. 1. a kind of millboard or pasteboard. 2. sleeveboard. [1905 10; PRESS1 + BOARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • pressboard — noun A board made by compressing layers of paper together and drying them …   Wiktionary

  • pressboard — n. ironing board, flat surface used as a base for ironing clothes; type of strong compressed cardboard …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pressboard — noun chiefly N. Amer. a smooth, hard board made from wood or textile pulp or laminated waste paper …   English new terms dictionary

  • pressboard — press•board [[t]ˈprɛsˌbɔrd, ˌboʊrd[/t]] n. bui a kind of millboard or pasteboard …   From formal English to slang

  • pressboard — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: press (I) + board; from its use in presses for pressing and finishing knit underwear 1. : a strong highly glazed board resembling vulcanized fiber 2. [press (II) + board] …   Useful english dictionary

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