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 Brembo brakes, fully adjustable KYB long-travel suspension, an aluminum spine-type frame and lightweight carbon fiber bits help keep the stock weight under 230 pounds ready to ride. William Roberson, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 In September the brand released Circular C, which features a bezel and dial made from recycled carbon fibers sourced from wind turbine manufacturing waste. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Nov. 2023 The bladders are also far cheaper to build than a design made from lightweight composites like carbon fiber. Evan Williams, Ars Technica, 31 Oct. 2023 In terms of construction, the Pathfinder’s internal structure is made of polymer tubing that has been reinforced with carbon fiber. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 27 Oct. 2023 Instead of wood or heavier metals, experts have learned to create prosthetic limbs using lightweight materials like carbon fiber, aluminum, titanium and stainless steel. Julia Binswanger, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Nov. 2023 There have been many technological advancements over the years — baskets are now made of carbon fiber, mapping and tracking apps are top-notch, and equipment is getting lighter and more compact. Susan Montoya Bryan, Fortune, 5 Oct. 2023 But for years, experts warned that Titan’s nonstandard oblong shape and experimental carbon fiber composite were too dangerous to make multiple 12,500-foot dives to the ocean floor. Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 11 Oct. 2023 Four hinged carbon fiber rods attach the stem to the edges of the structure. IEEE Spectrum, 29 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carbon fiber was in 1960

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“Carbon fiber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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