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particle board

noun
1.
any of various composition boards formed from small particles of wood, as flakes or shavings, tightly compressed and bonded together with a resin.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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Examples from the web for particle board
  • The floors are inexpensive particle board, stained dark espresso to suggest hardwood.
  • particle board is relatively rigid, light-weight and cheap, but it is vulnerable to water damage.
  • The particle board shall be one piece on back and side walls.
  • For example, a wooden dresser has a particle board back.
  • Formaldehyde is used in the manufacture of widely-used, diverse products such as particle board and permanent press fabrics.
  • The particle board venture failed, and the bales of straw were left in the field for several years.
  • Surfaces such as wallboard, sheetrock, chipboard and particle board should be discarded.
  • Paint-grade, vinyl-covered particle board or inexpensive wood veneer kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanity.
  • Smoking, pressed wood, and particle board have all been shown to be sources of formaldehyde.
  • Submit a method of fastening particle board to steel.
British Dictionary definitions for particle board

particle board

noun
1.
another name for chipboard
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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