Definition of Bristol board in US English:

Bristol board


  • Fine, smooth pasteboard used for drawing or cutting.

    • ‘She picked up a large piece of Bristol board and went to talk to the teacher.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I cut sheets of Bristol board to size and draw everything in pencil.’
    • ‘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 southwestern England.


Bristol board

/ˈbristl ˌbôrd/