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strawboard

[′strȯ‚bȯrd]
(materials)
A type of pasteboard in which straw and a bonding material are incorporated with other paper materials having a low cellulose content. Also known as compressed straw slab.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

strawboard, compressed straw slab

Straw mixed with a bonding ingredient and compressed into a board-type material.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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