Pliofilm

noun
Plio·​film | \ ˈplīə+ˌ- \

Definition of Pliofilm

: a glossy moistureproof membrane made of rubber hydrochloride and used chiefly for making raincoats, as packaging material, and as fruit wrapping All of it started in 1938, when the young Roy Weikert … decided to start making hat liners out of Pliofilm, a rubber-based plastic used in rainwear and other applications.— Dan Hockensmith, Plastics News, 21 June 2010

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of Pliofilm

1934, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Pliofilm

Time Traveler for Pliofilm

Time Traveler

The first known use of Pliofilm was in 1934

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Pliofilm

Cite this Entry

“Pliofilm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pliofilm. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

Comments on Pliofilm

What made you want to look up Pliofilm? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!