Definition of needle-board in US English:

needle-board

noun

  • Originally: a board in a Jacquard loom, having perforations through which the ends of the needles pass. Now chiefly: a piece of board, canvas, etc., covered with short fine wires, used to press fabrics that have a pile; (also) a board or plate carrying closely spaced barbed needles, used in a needleloom.

Origin

Late 19th century. From needle + board.

Pronunciation

needle-board

/ˈniːdlbɔːd/