carbon fiber


Definition of carbon fiber

: a very strong lightweight synthetic fiber made especially by carbonizing acrylic fiber at high temperatures also : a material made from such fibers embedded in a resinous matrix a high-performance automobile with a carbon fiber body

Examples of carbon fiber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Amazon is employing the seemingly right materials — carbon fiber, aluminum and a TR-90 plastic. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Echo Frames represent the expensive, futuristic prospect of constant Alexa access," 22 Dec. 2020 It's finished in Panther Black with carbon fiber trim, red wheels, and a red interior. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, "2021 Audi R8 Panther Edition Has Red Wheels, Limited to 30 Cars," 2 Dec. 2020 The physical frame of the X1 Fold is a combination of carbon fiber and magnesium alloy. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold review: A foldable PC that isn’t quite ready," 30 Dec. 2020 Sawatzke was a team leader in the Mod center, where UAW members applied stripes and mounted carbon fiber wheels on high-end Mustangs. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Ford is repairing tons of new F-150s in Flat Rock — and UAW members aren't doing the work," 23 Dec. 2020 Clearly designed around function rather than luxury, the F5's interior is trimmed in leather and carbon fiber. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "1817-HP Hennessey Venom F5 Revealed, Claims 311-MPH Top Speed," 15 Dec. 2020 There was also a phase in submarines where carbon fiber was used. Sunset Magazine, "“It Can Get Done”—Meet the 1st Man to Pilot a Submersible to the Bottom of All 5 Oceans," 19 Nov. 2020 The result is a creation made from carbon fiber and other materials that’s called LisHawk. Rob Verger, Popular Science, "This robotic hawk can shape-shift as it flies," 28 Oct. 2020 All the screws and fasteners in the car are made from titanium, according to Bugatti, and much of the rest of the car is made from lightweight carbon fiber and titanium alloys. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "Bugatti unveils a super light hypercar that can top 300 miles an hour," 28 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of carbon fiber

1960, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jan 2021

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“Carbon fiber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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