acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene

noun

: abs entry 1
The company began churning out brightly colored "automatic binding bricks," later made from sturdier acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plastic, which is used to this day.David Kushner

Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene was in 1957

Dictionary Entries Near acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene

acrylonitrile

acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene

acryloyl

Cite this Entry

“Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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