Definition of 'cardboard'

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They rather like the fact that his shop displays don't involve cardboard boxes on the floor. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The simple red brick carries the brand's name and comes in a white cardboard box. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A gas fire is thought to have set light to a cardboard box in their lounge. The Sun (2016)Then stick in three crude fins fashioned from pieces of cardboard box wrapped in tin foil. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The cardboard tube had been placed between two tins of paint stacked beside her bath. The Sun (2006)We spend a lot of time arguing about whether plastic and cardboard cartons are different products. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then she wrapped them in blankets and put them in cardboard boxes. The Sun (2015)Each of you pick up a cardboard tube and practise swinging it around. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The usual disc comes with two cardboard boxes. The Sun (2009)He said he had hidden in the sand with a cardboard box over his head to allow him to breathe. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Outside men held cardboard signs pleading'Does anybody have a spare ticket? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Cut out a piece of cardboard or plastic to fit the inside of the mould and lay it directly on top of the octopus. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I paid for my bargain and left with it in a cardboard tube. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Councils have already admitted they often have no idea what happens to the plastic and cardboard you spend your life sifting into the right bin. The Sun (2008)This one is a cardboard cut-out. The Sun (2011)One worker said: 'We had to wear the cardboard signs around our necks. The Sun (2011)A plastic or cardboard cup. The Sun (2011)People climbed the hill carrying cardboard boxes and plastic bags -- anything, so long as they could slide. Claudia Hammond EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)He said he might as well have a cardboard cut-out with him and that I had a face like thunder. The Sun (2009)

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Translations for 'cardboard'

British English: cardboard /ˈkɑːdˌbɔːd/ NOUN
Cardboard is thick stiff paper used to make boxes and other containers.
...a thin cardboard folder.
  • American English: cardboard
  • Arabic: وَرَقٌ مَقَوَّى
  • Brazilian Portuguese: papelão
  • Chinese: 纸板
  • Croatian: karton
  • Czech: karton
  • Danish: pap
  • Dutch: karton
  • European Spanish: cartón
  • Finnish: pahvi
  • French: carton
  • German: Pappe
  • Greek: χαρτόνι
  • Italian: cartone
  • Japanese: ボール紙
  • Korean: 판지
  • Norwegian: kartong
  • Polish: tektura
  • European Portuguese: papelão
  • Romanian: carton
  • Russian: картон
  • Spanish: cartón
  • Swedish: papp
  • Thai: กระดาษแข็ง
  • Turkish: mukavva
  • Ukrainian: картон
  • Vietnamese: bìa các tông


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