[ peg-bawrd, -bohrd ]

  1. a board having holes into which pegs are placed in specific patterns, used for playing or scoring certain games.

Origin of pegboard

First recorded in 1895–1900; peg + board

Other definitions for Peg-Board (2 of 2)

[ peg-bawrd, -bohrd ]

  1. a brand name for perfboard. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use pegboard in a sentence

  • Sally nodded to a sort of peg-board map that indicated the location of each ship in the convoy at any particular moment.

British Dictionary definitions for pegboard


/ (ˈpɛɡˌbɔːd) /

  1. a board having a pattern of holes into which small pegs can be fitted, used for playing certain games or keeping a score

  2. another name for solitaire (def. 1)

  1. hardboard perforated by a pattern of holes in which articles may be pegged or hung, as for display

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