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[hahrd-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈhɑrdˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
a material made from wood fibers compressed into sheets, having many household and industrial uses.
Origin of hardboard
1925-30; hard + board Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for hardboard
  • 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 pressing.
  • Place the pan or hardboard test unit on the road surface.
  • Have the distributor truck apply fabric binder over the pan or hardboard test unit.
British Dictionary definitions for hardboard


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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