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[chip-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈtʃɪpˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
a low grade of cardboard, used as a backing for pads of paper, a stiffener for photographs in mailing, etc.
a thin, stiff sheet material made from wastepaper.
a type of board made from compressed waste wood bound together with synthetic resin.
1915-20; chip1 + board Unabridged
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Examples from the web for chipboard
  • When chipboard coffins are cremated, they can release toxic gases.
  • No divider in the shipping case is required for flakes packed in chipboard carton containers.
  • Surfaces such as wallboard, sheetrock, chipboard and particle board should be discarded.
  • Waxed cardboard, chipboard and foreign corrugated may be contaminants.
  • chipboard or paperboard with a grayish or brownish color on the inside may be recycled.
  • You'll also need a cutting surface such as a linoleum pad, or thick chipboard, when using the art knife.
British Dictionary definitions for chipboard


a thin rigid sheet made of compressed wood chips bound with a synthetic resin
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Encyclopedia Article for chipboard

cheap cardboard or paperboard used as backing for photographs or in making cartons and boxes where strength and appearance are not essential. Chipboard is made of mixed, unbleached paper stock in thicknesses of 0.006 inch (0.15 mm) and up. One or both surfaces may be coated with manila paper to make folding cartons for cigarettes, cereal, and hardware. Manila-coated chipboard also may be impregnated with wax or paraffin for paper plates or lined with greaseproof paper for sausage and bacon cartons. Chipboard lined with newspaper stock is used for shirt boards and inexpensive boxes; lined with fancy paper, it is employed in candy and cosmetic boxes. In Britain chipboard refers to planks of pressurized wood clippings, usually veneered, used in furniture manufacture.

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