Bristol board
Bristol Bris"tol, n. A seaport city in the west of England. [1913 Webster]

{Bristol board}, a kind of fine pasteboard, made with a smooth but usually unglazed surface.

{Bristol brick}, a brick of siliceous matter used for polishing cultery; -- originally manufactured at Bristol.

{Bristol stone}, rock crystal, or brilliant crystals of quartz, found in the mountain limestone near Bristol, and used in making ornaments, vases, etc. When polished, it is called {Bristol diamond}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Bristol board — (also referred to as Bristol paper) is a heavyweight paper used for technical drawing, illustration, and other two dimensional art forms. Its basic size is 22.5 x 28.5 and its bulk thickness is .006 inches or higher [… …   Wikipedia

  • Bristol board — n. [after BRISTOL, England] a fine, smooth pasteboard, used by artists, printers, etc …   English World dictionary

  • bristol board — noun Etymology: Bristol, England Date: 1809 a cardboard with a smooth surface suitable especially for artwork called also bristol …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bristol board — n. a kind of fine smooth pasteboard for drawing on. Etymology: Bristol in S. England …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bristol board — Bris′tol board n. a fine smooth pasteboard • Etymology: 1800–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • Bristol board — a fine, smooth pasteboard that is sometimes glazed. [1800 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • Bristol board — noun A heavyweight paper used for technical drawing, illustration, and other two dimensional art forms …   Wiktionary

  • Bristol board — fine stiff paper with a smooth unglazed surface …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bristol board — noun a type of stiff, smooth cardboard used as a drawing surface or for cutting and shaping …   English new terms dictionary

  • Bristol board — /ˈbrɪstl bɔd/ (say bristl bawd) noun a fine, smooth kind of pasteboard, sometimes glazed …   Australian English dictionary

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