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bead +‎ board


beadboard (usually uncountable, plural beadboards)

  1. Wooden boards with a bead or ridge running their length used for paneling walls or ceilings.
    • 2009 July 3, Lisa A. Phillips, “A Jazz Voice Finds a Mellower Range”, in New York Times[1]:
      The aesthetic of the house is prim and country, with white beadboard knee walls around the first floor and pale flowered wallpaper in the Shaker-style kitchen.
  2. A construction material made from "beads" of expanded polystyrene compressed together.