Definition of paperboard in US English:



  • Cardboard or pasteboard.

    • ‘Just about any grocery item that comes in a box is paperboard and can be recycled.’
    • ‘Fluid milk packaging is still generally divided between paperboard and plastic packaging.’
    • ‘Ice cream makers, meanwhile, who have long topped paperboard cartons with paperboard lids, are using more plastic lids, at least on pint containers.’
    • ‘Shelving and drawers are made from recycled paperboard and industrial shipping tubes, and wastebaskets from corrugated cardboard.’
    • ‘It has a matte, grainy cover made from a soft paperboard, with no paper jacket and a title only appearing on the book's spine.’