scratchboard

[ skrach-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈskrætʃˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /

noun

a cardboard coated with impermeable white clay and covered by a layer of ink that is scratched or scraped in patterns revealing the white surface below.

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Also called scratchcard, scraperboard.

Origin of scratchboard

First recorded in 1925–30; scratch + board
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