ebonite

noun

eb·​o·​nite ˈe-bə-ˌnīt How to pronounce ebonite (audio)
: hard rubber especially when black

Examples of ebonite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The former features an ebonite feed and an 18-karat gold nib available in a variety of sizes. Nancy Olson, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ebonite was in 1861

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“Ebonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ebonite. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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