[hahrd-bawrd, -bohrd]
a material made from wood fibers compressed into sheets, having many household and industrial uses.

1925–30; hard + board

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hardboard (ˈhɑːdˌbɔːd)
a thin stiff sheet made of compressed sawdust and wood pulp bound together with plastic adhesive or resin under heat and pressure

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It is the primary raw material source for the pulp and paper, hardboard, wafer
  board and oriented strand board industries.
The facility consists of a sawmill, a planing mill, and a hardboard plant.
Hardboard oven means an oven used to heat treat or temper hardboard after hot
Place the pan or hardboard test unit on the road surface.
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