Definition of pasteboard in English:



mass noun
  • A type of thin board made by pasting together sheets of paper.

    as modifier ‘a pasteboard ticket’
    • ‘You might give them a big pasteboard box painted black on the inside.’
    • ‘Then he draws the strip directly in ink on large pasteboard, photocopies it, and shades the reduced copy with a gray wash or watercolor.’
    • ‘She saw these things in that card, in that piece of white pasteboard, as if she had seen them in a looking-glass.’
    • ‘When dealing with text and images, it is like using a pasteboard.’
    • ‘They had to drink seltzer water instead of champagne and had even been given a pasteboard turkey which they were expected to pretend to consume.’
    • ‘However, closer examination of the structure of the pocket, particularly the fibers used to make the paper and pasteboard, suggests early nineteenth-century manufacture.’
    • ‘All but one of the tickets were produced, but one man in the corner searched every pocket, without avail, for his piece of missing pasteboard.’
    • ‘It was a homemade Shakespearean tragedy being played out among our own pasteboard pavilions.’
    • ‘Lay this paper or pasteboard on the ground intended to receive the figure… and with a stiff, smooth brush, paint with a quick vibration over the whole figure. - Then take up the paper and you will have the entire figure on the ground.’
    • ‘Enough Californians quite rightly wanted to turn the tables on the governor and if this meant setting the pasteboard crown on his rival's head, they said, so be it.’
    • ‘Almost every piece of pasteboard from programmes to menus around the Old Course featured Lawrie holding the Claret Jug aloft after his Carnoustie triumph.’
    • ‘He put chips under it, blocks of various sorts, bits of pasteboard, and at last went so far as to attempt an exquisite adjustment by final pieces of folded blotting-paper.’
    • ‘With nothing but the gentle slap of one piece of pasteboard against another to distract him, Sam slipped imperceptibly from daydreaming into sleep.’
    • ‘Cheap, pre-fabricated homes built with timber, corrugated iron and tar pasteboard line the winding road that leads to the masterpiece of the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.’
    • ‘You hand your quarter, and receiving your pasteboard, step into the store.’
    • ‘He lifted one with black pasteboard binding - Western Wanderings by the Rev O. T. Bradley, published in 1932 by the Ashtree Press of Kidderminster.’
    • ‘Exactly on time, a half-grown boy rides up the road on a bicycle, locates the pasteboard box at the foot of the fence-post, slips a folded piece of paper into it, and pedals away again back toward Summit.’
    • ‘Wardrobes of horror, which include ancient and scary wiring, strange interior pasteboard moments and feature beading.’
    • ‘The name came from a flat metallic gold s that one of us glued onto the lid of a small pasteboard box, the kind that greeting cards come in, into which we placed the finished works.’
    • ‘We know of experiments he made with sundials, probably in 1646, and also a pasteboard model of the solar system which exhibited his artistic as well as astronomical skills.’
    • ‘I got up and went and got the little old guitar, brought it up, and took my knife and cut the pasteboard box around.’
    • ‘Some were made of wood, others of pasteboard, but the element that gives them such charm is the brightly colored wallpapers that were used to decorate them.’
    cardboard, board, stiff paper
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