- made of pasteboard.
- unsubstantial, flimsy, or sham.
Origin of pasteboard
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Examples from the Web for pasteboard
Mortimer exposed the pasteboard he had acquired on his entry to the stand.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
It was enclosed in a pasteboard box, and, when packed, looked just like the parcel of pills.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
On every hand walls collapsed as though they had been made of pasteboard.
He took a card from his wallet and laid the torn bit of pasteboard upon it.The Film of Fear
The pasteboard boxes went to the floor in a clattering rush.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
- 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
- flimsy; insubstantial
- sham; fake
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Word Origin and History for pasteboard
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