vulcanized fiber
noun Etymology: from Vulcanized Fibre, a trademark Date: circa 1884 a tough substance made by treatment of cellulose and used for luggage and electrical insulation and in packaging

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  • Vulcanized fiber — Vulcanize Vul can*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vulcanized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vulcanizing}.] To change the properties of, as caoutchouc, or India rubber, by the process of vulcanization. [1913 Webster] {Vulcanized fiber}, paper, paper pulp, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vulcanized fiber — noun a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth • Syn: ↑fiber, ↑fibre • Hypernyms: ↑fabric, ↑cloth, ↑material, ↑textile * * * noun Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • vulcanized fiber — a leatherlike substance made by compression of layers of paper or cloth that have been treated with acids or zinc chloride, used chiefly for electric insulation. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • National Vulcanized Fiber — NVF Company, formerly known as National Vulcanized Fiber,[1] is a private company based in Yorklyn, Delaware. One of its original products, a sheet like material called Forbon, is commonly used on guitar pickups.[2] NVF also makes a product… …   Wikipedia

  • Fiber — Fi ber, Fibre Fi bre,, n. [F. fibre, L. fibra.] 1. One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as, the fiber of flax or of muscle. [1913 Webster] 2. Any fine, slender thread, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fiber gun — Fiber Fi ber, Fibre Fi bre,, n. [F. fibre, L. fibra.] 1. One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as, the fiber of flax or of muscle. [1913 Webster] 2. Any fine, slender thread,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fiber plants — Fiber Fi ber, Fibre Fi bre,, n. [F. fibre, L. fibra.] 1. One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as, the fiber of flax or of muscle. [1913 Webster] 2. Any fine, slender thread,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vulcanized fibre — The British patent for vulcanized fibre was obtained in 1859 by Thomas Taylor, an Englishman. [http://www.deldot.gov/archaeology/henderson road/pdf/chap 4 the bounty.pdf ; p 4 8.] This patent came after the introduction of celluloid… …   Wikipedia

  • Vulcanized — Vulcanize Vul can*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vulcanized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vulcanizing}.] To change the properties of, as caoutchouc, or India rubber, by the process of vulcanization. [1913 Webster] {Vulcanized fiber}, paper, paper pulp, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vulcanized rubber — Vulcanize Vul can*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vulcanized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vulcanizing}.] To change the properties of, as caoutchouc, or India rubber, by the process of vulcanization. [1913 Webster] {Vulcanized fiber}, paper, paper pulp, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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