Definition of Bristol board in English:

Bristol board


mass noun
  • A type of stiff, smooth cardboard used as a drawing surface or for cutting and shaping.

    • ‘She picked up a large piece of Bristol board and went to talk to the teacher.’
    • ‘I cut sheets of Bristol board to size and draw everything in pencil.’
    • ‘In the first step, photograms were produced by arranging a set of Bristol board strips of differing widths.’
    • ‘We needed Bristol board and markers to make signs.’
    • ‘At school, Carrie had tallied up the number of votes and posted a huge Bristol board outside the cafeteria.’


Early 19th century: named after the city of Bristol in south-west England.


Bristol board

/ˈbrɪst(ə)l ˌbɔːd/