- pasteboard or stiff paper；(of a character in a literary work) lacking depth and realism; artificial
- 1. pasteboard or stiff paper a cardboard box
- ▪ (of a character in a literary work) lacking depth and realism; artificial with its superficial, cardboard characters, the novel was typical of her work
- a jocular term for wine sold in a large carton with a dispensing tap: these rich executives don't sup chateau cardboard and scoff vegemite sandwiches
- an urban area where homeless people congregate under makeshift shelters made from cardboard boxes.
- pasteboard or stiff paper: a cardboard box