[mach-bawr-ding, -bohr-]


a construction of matchboards.
a quantity of matchboards.

Origin of matchboarding

First recorded in 1860–65; matchboard + -ing1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for matchboarding

Historical Examples of matchboarding

  • I feel that there's only a dyke of matchboarding between me and the ocean of knowledge.


    M. Leonora Eyles

  • I shall have a marquee with matchboarding sides fixed up inside, and heat it with a few of those smokeless stoves.

    The Regent

    E. Arnold Bennett

  • Three butts and a rim lock are fitted on the inside of the door, and the lower panel is filled with matchboarding.

    Rustic Carpentry

    Paul N. Hasluck

  • The four lower panels are filled in with matchboarding, which is carried right up to the plate in the three back divisions.

    Rustic Carpentry

    Paul N. Hasluck

  • The door or frame in this case would be made of matchboarding nailed on the back as shown in the plan at Fig. 127.

    Woodwork Joints

    William Fairham