fluorocarbon

noun
fluo·​ro·​car·​bon | \ ˌflu̇r-ō-ˈkär-bən How to pronounce fluorocarbon (audio) , ˌflȯr- How to pronounce fluorocarbon (audio) \

Definition of fluorocarbon

: any of various chemically inert compounds containing carbon and fluorine used chiefly as lubricants, refrigerants, nonstick coatings, and formerly aerosol propellants and in making resins and plastics also : chlorofluorocarbon

Examples of fluorocarbon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The demands of fishing around saltwater pilings, oyster beds, wrecks, or other structure make fluorocarbon well suited to clear nearshore environments. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 22 July 2019 Our lines were set identically: A high-test fluorocarbon leader tipped with a number 5 circle hook and loaded with crawlers and frozen emerald shiners. Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, 6 May 2021 Straight Tail worm in Alabama Craw, both rigged on a shaky-head jig with 10 pound fluorocarbon leader and 15 pound braid. Frank Sargeant, al, 14 Apr. 2021 This connection works best with heavier monofilament and fluorocarbon. Popular Science, 3 Mar. 2021 Connell threw the jerkbait on 12-pound-test Seaguar INVISX fluorocarbon line. Frank Sargeant, al, 3 Mar. 2021 But there are plenty of scenarios where fluorocarbon works better. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 22 July 2019 For trolling, add a three-foot fluorocarbon leader, 4- or 6-pound test. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, 17 Nov. 2020 Using wax with fluorocarbon will also help the lifespan of your skies and snowboard by keeping moisture away. Anthony Marcusa, chicagotribune.com, 10 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of fluorocarbon

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Fluorocarbon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluorocarbon. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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