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[straw-bawrd, -bohrd]
  1. coarse, yellow paperboard made of straw pulp, used in packing, for making boxes, etc.
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Origin of strawboard

First recorded in 1840–50; straw + board
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Examples from the Web for strawboard

Historical Examples of strawboard

  • The strawboard also takes the place of wood-pulp for smaller paper boxes.

    Checking the Waste

    Mary Huston Gregory

  • Pasteboard (strawboard or juteboard) may be used for the roof.

    Primary Handwork

    Ella Victoria Dobbs

  • The cheapest grade is the strawboard, for which there is no place in library work.

    Library Bookbinding

    Arthur Low Bailey

  • Barrels or boxes of wood, or strawboard lined with water-proof paper, should be used in packing for shipment.

  • A piece of wood can then be glued on to the strawboard along the pencil line at the back and another at the end.

    Paper-Cutting Machines

    Niel, Jr., Gray

British Dictionary definitions for strawboard


  1. a board made of compressed straw and adhesive, used esp in book covers
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