scaleboard

[ skeyl-bawrd, -bohrd, skab-erd ]
/ ˈskeɪlˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd, ˈskæb ərd /

noun

a very thin board, as for the back of a picture.
Printing. a thin strip of wood used in justifying.
a thin sheet of wood used as veneer.

Nearby words

  1. scale insect,
  2. scale leaf,
  3. scale moss,
  4. scale-pan,
  5. scaleback,
  6. scaled,
  7. scaledown,
  8. scalene,
  9. scalene muscle,
  10. scalenectomy

Origin of scaleboard

First recorded in 1705–15; scale1 + board

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British Dictionary definitions for scaleboard

scaleboard

/ (ˈskeɪlˌbɔːd, ˈskæbəd) /

noun

a very thin piece of board, used for backing a picture, as a veneer, etc
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