paperboard

[ pey-per-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈpeɪ pərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /

noun

a thick, stiff cardboard composed of layers of paper or paper pulp compressed together.

adjective

of, relating to, or made of paperboard.

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Origin of paperboard

First recorded in 1540–50; paper + board
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British Dictionary definitions for paperboard

paperboard
/ (ˈpeɪpəˌbɔːd) /

noun

  1. a thick cardboard made of compressed layers of paper pulp; pasteboard
  2. (as modifier)a paperboard box
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