carbon fiber

noun

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 As the name suggests, the Slim 7i Carbon uses a combination of magnesium alloy and carbon fiber in the lid. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 5 May 2022 The mirror caps and side strakes can be done in carbon fiber or in black to match the window surrounds, hood vents, and roof rails. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 12 Apr. 2022 Ever the innovator, Forsland has taken this one step further, using hemp wood bolstered with carbon fiber and Kevlar to build some of his bespoke guitars. Ellen Ruppel Shell, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Apr. 2022 Hard interior trim pieces are also carbon fiber, and the seats are wrapped in a wool-blend fabric that, according to Lotus, is 50 percent lighter than typical leather seating. Matt Jancer, Wired, 29 Mar. 2022 The trim on the doors, center console, and surrounding the instrument panel and infotainment system is matte carbon fiber. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 25 Mar. 2022 Other visual touches that tie Ford’s 2022 car to the one from 1966 include a matte roundel showing the number five and made of carbon fiber on the door panels. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 9 Apr. 2022 The structure is topped by falcon-wing shapes made of carbon fiber and fitted with solar panels. Nadia Leigh-hewitson, CNN, 2 Apr. 2022 The cabin is stark and functional; the steering wheel a slab of carbon fiber dotted with brightly colored buttons. Tim Pitt, Robb Report, 29 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of carbon fiber

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carbon fiber was in 1960

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Last Updated

21 May 2022

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“Carbon fiber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbon%20fiber. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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