[peg-bawrd, -bohrd]


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


[peg-bawrd, -bohrd]


a brand name for perfboard. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pegboard

Contemporary Examples of pegboard

  • You take the metal tag with your name on it off the pegboard, glance at the tags sill hanging.

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Historical Examples of pegboard

  • The pegboard, an additional gift devised by Mrs. Alice H. Putnam, can also be had in two sizes, the large one to be preferred.

British Dictionary definitions for pegboard



a board having a pattern of holes into which small pegs can be fitted, used for playing certain games or keeping a score
another name for solitaire (def. 1)
hardboard perforated by a pattern of holes in which articles may be pegged or hung, as for display
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