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Board (plural Boards)

  1. "A generic term for a stiff and thick "paper." The distinction between board and paper is somewhat vague; however, in general, board is heavier in basis weight, thicker, and stiffer than paper."[1]
  2. "A generic term for the pieces of wood, metal, or metal-edged wood used to assist in gripping books while in process of being bound. Such boards are used in pressing, backing, bundling, gilding, trimming, and other operations."[1]

Related terms


Stiff and thick paper

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  • Dutch: bord (nl)
  • French: carton (fr)
  • German: Pappe (de)
  • Italian: piatto (it)[2]
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  • Russian: картон (ru) (karton)
  • Spanish:carton (es)
  • Swedish: Papp (sv)[3]("millboard, cardboard")


  1. 1.0 1.1 Roberts, Don., et al. Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books : a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Library of Congress : For Sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1982.
  2. Macchi, Federico, Livio Macchi, Milena Alessi, Michel Wittock, and Piccarda Quilici. Dizionario Illustrato Della Legatura. Milano: S. Bonnard, 2002. Print.
  3. Langwe, Monica. 'Papper Och Stygn'. Stockholm: Hemslöjdens Förlag, 2016. Print.