Definition of pasteboard in English:



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

    [as modifier] ‘a pasteboard ticket’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Wardrobes of horror, which include ancient and scary wiring, strange interior pasteboard moments and feature beading.’
    • ‘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 lifted one with black pasteboard binding - Western Wanderings by the Rev O. T. Bradley, published in 1932 by the Ashtree Press of Kidderminster.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘You might give them a big pasteboard box painted black on the inside.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘With nothing but the gentle slap of one piece of pasteboard against another to distract him, Sam slipped imperceptibly from daydreaming into sleep.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘However, closer examination of the structure of the pocket, particularly the fibers used to make the paper and pasteboard, suggests early nineteenth-century manufacture.’
    • ‘When dealing with text and images, it is like using a pasteboard.’
    • ‘It was a homemade Shakespearean tragedy being played out among our own pasteboard pavilions.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘You hand your quarter, and receiving your pasteboard, step into the store.’
    cardboard, pasteboard, board, stiff paper
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