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[mass noun] A kind of fibreboard used in building.
- ‘On the near side of a waist-high beaverboard counter, a jeans-clad lady fussed to firm up further arrangements.’
- ‘The windowsills and doorways were sanded and varnished, and three new beaverboard panels were installed in the ceiling upstairs and primed and painted.’
- ‘The settlement round the point was abandoned, and the beaverboard houses moved down behind the Store around the Lagoon.’
- ‘‘My original chart,’ he told the scouts, ‘was made out of beaverboard, two by three feet.’’
- ‘Partitions and ceiling in the residence are beaverboard painted white.’
- ‘The entire building had become a giant rabbit warren of beaverboard and drywall cubicles for almost 5,000 people.’
- ‘You will need some tracing paper and some 12 mm or half inch thick MDF [medium density fibreboard, apparently also called beaverboard in the US].’
- ‘The walls are a combination of beaverboard and panelling.’
- ‘The wall was beaverboard, and we left the door open.’
- ‘The room beyond my beaverboard wall is occupied by a man who always keeps his door open; well, not always but always when he's plucking his eyebrows, which he does with Buddhist concentration.’
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