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Cardboard; pasteboard.
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a. a thick cardboard made of compressed layers of paper pulp; pasteboard
b. (as modifier): a paperboard box.
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(ˈpeɪ pərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

1. a thick, stiff cardboard composed of layers of paper or paper pulp compressed together; pasteboard.
2. of or made of paperboard.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paperboard - a cardboard suitable for making posterspaperboard - a cardboard suitable for making posters
cardboard, composition board - a stiff moderately thick paper
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