Definition of chamferboard in English:



mass nounAustralian
  • Exterior cladding for a building, consisting of overlapping horizontal boards.

    ‘the gap was concealed by lengths of chamferboard between the ends of the joists’
    Also called weatherboard
    as modifier ‘he lived in a white chamferboard house with a green roof’
    • ‘Perhaps the stud and chamferboard wall was considered less prone to water retention than the braced frame.’
    • ‘The chamferboard was a dressed board with its uppers and lower edges rebated to form a weather overlap.’
    • ‘Australian lavatories then were usually chamferboard outhouses.’
    • ‘The exposed stud framework is lined with chamferboard.’
    • ‘What was done at each of these premises was to affix to the external walls a material called Nuline chamferboard.’
    • ‘The respondent was the distributor of the chamferboard and effected sales of this material through commission agents.’
    • ‘The chamferboard was covered with white lead paint, which we carefully removed with a wire disk attached to an angle grinder.’
    • ‘This property is located just to the north of town, having a three-bedroom chamferboard home.’
    • ‘It would obviously be unattractive to such a market simply to offer the homeowner the necessary quantity of chamferboard.’
    • ‘We now had enough chamferboard cladding for the house and internal cladding for both bedrooms.’


Mid 19th century: from chamfer + board.