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Definition of "pasteboard" [paste•board]

  • A thin firm board made of sheets of paper pasted together or pressed paper pulp. (noun)
  • A card, especially: (noun)
  • A ticket. (noun)
  • Games A playing card. (noun)
  • A visiting card. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pasteboard" in a sentence
  • "He made no parade about what he could do, but only fixed up a plain pasteboard notice, informing the public that he possessed an infallible remedy for the cholera, and would engage to cure all who sent for him."
  • "Bingo, following what he was prone to call his pasteboard, presented himself -- a large, cool, well-bred, if rather stupid-looking, man, arrayed in excellently-fitting clothes, saying:"
  • "The materials with which this fabric is built, they procure from the cottony furze, with which our oak rails are covered; this substance tempered with glue, produces a sort of pasteboard, which is very strong, and resists all the inclemencies of the weather."