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Bristol board

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noun
  1. a fine, smooth pasteboard that is sometimes glazed.

Origin of Bristol board

First recorded in 1800–10
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Examples from the Web for bristol board

Historical Examples

  • As to paper, Bristol-board has the best smooth surface for lettering.

    Letters and Lettering

    Frank Chouteau Brown

  • A finished book-cover design can be made on water-color paper, bristol-board, or a piece of book-cover linen.

  • The material is not effective, but the invitations may be worked in crewels on perforated Bristol-board.

    Bright Ideas for Entertaining

    Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott

  • For glazed surface paper, as Bristol-board, the smoothest rubber must be used, the grade termed velvet rubber answering well.

  • What though the bauble was but bristol-board, its jeweled chasing but tinsel and paste?

    The Valiants of Virginia

    Hallie Erminie Rives


British Dictionary definitions for bristol board

Bristol board

noun
  1. a heavy smooth cardboard of fine quality, used for printing and drawing
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