butyl rubber

noun

: any of a class of synthetic rubbers that are made by copolymerizing isobutylene with a small amount usually of isoprene at low temperature

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Kerley on a running track made of butyl rubber and polyurethane, different story. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 July 2022 Giro moved to a butyl rubber, the same used in innertubes, for its elasticity and ability to produce stickiness. Tim Newcomb, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021 This also features a butyl rubber bladder to keep its shape. Chris Hachey, BGR, 21 May 2021 Mountain bike tubes are made of either butyl rubber or latex. Bob Beacham, chicagotribune.com, 1 Apr. 2021 This also features a butyl rubber bladder to keep its shape. Chris Hachey, BGR, 21 May 2021 Mountain bike tubes are made of either butyl rubber or latex. Bob Beacham, chicagotribune.com, 1 Apr. 2021 Mountain bike tubes are made of either butyl rubber or latex. Bob Beacham, chicagotribune.com, 1 Apr. 2021 Mountain bike tubes are made of either butyl rubber or latex. Bob Beacham, chicagotribune.com, 1 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of butyl rubber was in 1940

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“Butyl rubber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butyl%20rubber. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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