carbon fiber

noun
|Updated on: 4 Jun 2018

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

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1960

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