noun Etymology: from Beaver Board, a trademark Date: 1909 a fiberboard used for partitions and ceilings

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  • beaverboard — ☆ beaverboard [bē′vərbôrd΄ ] n. [< Beaverboard, a former trademark for such a material] [sometimes B ] board made of compressed wood fiber, used for walls, partitions, etc …   English World dictionary

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  • beaverboard — noun A particular material made of wood pulp. Instead, he turned around and deliberately faced a sheet of what had once been snow white beaverboard that was nailed uncompromisingly to the back of the door …   Wiktionary

  • beaverboard — /bee veuhr bawrd , bohrd /, n. a light, stiff sheeting made of wood fiber and used in building, esp. for partitions or temporary structures. [1905 10, Amer.; formerly a trademark] * * * …   Universalium

  • beaverboard — noun chiefly N. Amer. a kind of fibreboard …   English new terms dictionary

  • beaverboard — bea•ver•board [[t]ˈbi vərˌbɔrd, ˌboʊrd[/t]] n. bui a light, stiff sheeting made of wood fiber and used in building • Etymology: 1905–10, amer.; formerly a trademark …   From formal English to slang

  • beaverboard — /ˈbivəbɔd/ (say beevuhbawd) noun US a light, stiff sheeting made of wood fibre and used in building, especially for partitions, temporary structures, etc. {trademark} …   Australian English dictionary

  • beaverboard — n. propr. a kind of fibreboard. Etymology: BEAVER(1) + BOARD …   Useful english dictionary

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