bristol board

bristol board
n. a kind of fine smooth pasteboard for drawing on.
Etymology: Bristol in S. England

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Bristol board — Bristol Bris tol, n. A seaport city in the west of England. [1913 Webster] {Bristol board}, a kind of fine pasteboard, made with a smooth but usually unglazed surface. {Bristol brick}, a brick of siliceous matter used for polishing cultery;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bristol board — n. [after BRISTOL, England] a fine, smooth pasteboard, used by artists, printers, etc …   English World dictionary

  • bristol board — noun Etymology: Bristol, England Date: 1809 a cardboard with a smooth surface suitable especially for artwork called also bristol …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bristol board — Bris′tol board n. a fine smooth pasteboard • Etymology: 1800–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • bristol board or Bristol board —    A sturdy drawing surface used for many types of two dimensional artwork, including lettering. It is available in several finishes, including a smooth plate finish and a medium vellum. It can be used on both of its sides. Also see card or… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Bristol board — a fine, smooth pasteboard that is sometimes glazed. [1800 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • Bristol board — noun A heavyweight paper used for technical drawing, illustration, and other two dimensional art forms …   Wiktionary

  • Bristol board — fine stiff paper with a smooth unglazed surface …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bristol board — noun a type of stiff, smooth cardboard used as a drawing surface or for cutting and shaping …   English new terms dictionary

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