Older Slang. a card, as a visiting card or a playing card.
Older Slang. a ticket, as for the theater.
made of pasteboard.
unsubstantial, flimsy, or sham.
- pasteboardy, adjective
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How to use pasteboard in a sentence
We adjourned to a nearby restaurant, the Raw Bar Blu, and commandeered a table under the low pasteboard ceiling.
Mrs. Newbolt was cutting splints for her new sun-bonnet out of a pasteboard box.The Bondboy | George W. (George Washington) Ogden
One of Yung Pak's favourite toys was a wooden jumping-jack with a pasteboard tongue.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
She has about as much intention of eloping with him as a little girl might have of eloping with a pasteboard Jim Crow.Confidence | Henry James
It is a Chinese custom to use, instead of pillows, little stools of bamboo or strong pasteboard.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
I take the pasteboard, return it to my case, and walk slowly out of the reception-room.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
British Dictionary definitions for pasteboard
a stiff board formed from layers of paper or pulp pasted together, esp as used in bookbinding
(as modifier): a pasteboard book cover
slang a card or ticket
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