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paste·board

 (pāst′bôrd′)
n.
1. A thin firm board made of sheets of paper pasted together or pressed paper pulp.
2. A card, especially:
a. A ticket.
b. Games A playing card.
c. A visiting card.
adj.
1. Made of pasteboard.
2. Of inferior quality; flimsy or unsubstantial.

pasteboard

(ˈpeɪstˌbɔːd)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. a stiff board formed from layers of paper or pulp pasted together, esp as used in bookbinding
b. (as modifier): a pasteboard book cover.
2. slang a card or ticket
adj
3. flimsy; insubstantial
4. sham; fake

paste•board

(ˈpeɪstˈbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

n.
1. a stiff board made of sheets of paper pasted or layers of paper pulp pressed together.
adj.
2. made of pasteboard.
3. unsubstantial or sham.
paste′board′y, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pasteboard - stiff cardboard made by pasting together layers of paperpasteboard - stiff cardboard made by pasting together layers of paper
cardboard, composition board - a stiff moderately thick paper
millboard - stout pasteboard used to bind books
Translations

pasteboard

[ˈpeɪstbɔːd]
A. Ncartón m
B. CPDde cartón

pasteboard

nKarton m, → Pappe f

pasteboard

[ˈpeɪstˌbɔːd] ncartone m
References in classic literature ?
Very clever were some of their productions, pasteboard guitars, antique lamps made of old-fashioned butter boats covered with silver paper, gorgeous robes of old cotton, glittering with tin spangles from a pickle factory, and armor covered with the same useful diamond shaped bits left inn sheets when the lids of preserve pots were cut out.
We hung it with the gingerbread animals, strings of popcorn, and bits of candle which Fuchs had fitted into pasteboard sockets.
All visible objects, man, are but as pasteboard masks.
Next morning, Miss Scatcherd wrote in conspicuous characters on a piece of pasteboard the word "Slattern," and bound it like a phylactery round Helen's large, mild, intelligent, and benign- looking forehead.
No more harmless morsel of pasteboard was ever passed from one hand to another.
Two miserable little white mice, left behind by their owner, are running up and down in a fusty castle made of pasteboard and wire, looking in all the corners with their red eyes for anything to eat.
The book I had a mind to read, was put up leaning against the wall: I first mounted to the upper step of the ladder, and turning my face towards the book, began at the top of the page, and so walking to the right and left about eight or ten paces, according to the length of the lines, till I had gotten a little below the level of mine eyes, and then descending gradually till I came to the bottom: after which I mounted again, and began the other page in the same manner, and so turned over the leaf, which I could easily do with both my hands, for it was as thick and stiff as a pasteboard, and in the largest folios not above eighteen or twenty feet long.
A few rays of light, a wan, sinister light, that seemed to have been stolen from an expiring luminary, fell through some opening or other upon an old tower that raised its pasteboard battlements on the stage; everything, in this deceptive light, adopted a fantastic shape.
This deficiency, however, his ingenuity supplied, for he contrived a kind of half-helmet of pasteboard which, fitted on to the morion, looked like a whole one.
The same thing would happen if you were to treat in the same way a Triangle, or Square, or any other figure cut out of pasteboard.
that, with our species upon the edge of extermination or appalling degradation, with no clear prospect before us but the chance of a horrible death, we could sit following the chance of this painted pasteboard, and playing the "joker" with vivid delight.
Without involving myself in a dispute I shall merely observe that, so far as my experience goes, the square pieces of pasteboard now delivered to passengers are much more convenient and useful along the road than the antique roll of parchment.