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 Monofilament has a lot, fluorocarbon has a little, and a braid has no stretch. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "12 Ways to Hunt Down Big Bass," 1 June 2020 The Greens pull Moon Jigs with 6-pound-test line on long rods, using a long length of 4-pound fluorocarbon leader. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "The 9 Best Crappie Lures Ever Made," 22 May 2020 First, consider spooling up with a thin-diameter braided main line, rather than monofilament or fluorocarbon. Outdoor Life, "5 Bluegill Facts That Will Help You Catch More Fish," 27 Jan. 2020 My marlin combo is an Accurate Valiant 1000 2-Speed filled with about 700 yards of 80-pound braid with a topshot of 80-pound Diamond mono and 15 feet of 100-pound fluorocarbon with a 13/0 in-line circle hook. Ben Duchesney, Outdoor Life, "Kayak Angler Catches Record 500-Pound Marlin––Again," 6 Feb. 2020 Rig your small jigs using a loop knot at the end of 2-3 lb ultra-thin fluorocarbon to reduce twist and minimize line visibility. Outdoor Life, "5 Hottest Bites For First Ice," 20 Nov. 2019 The larger mouth and sharp teeth of the kings often nip the lure off a fluorocarbon or mono leader. Frank Sargeant, al, "Looking for a new fishing hole? Catch the bite along Alabama’s Gulf Coast," 3 Nov. 2019 If the wind is just strong enough to keep most of the singles off the water, preventing clusters to form, go with the Buzzball and then tie a 6- to 18-inch piece of 6x fluorocarbon to a size 18-22 Tung Teaser. John Fedorka, Field & Stream, "The 6 Best Fly Patterns for Winter Trout," 3 Jan. 2020 Note the trout are often line-shy, and near-invisible fluorocarbon leaders can be the difference between a limit and a zilch. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Sierra campgrounds, lodges open for summer on Highway 88," 4 July 2019

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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 20 Sep. 2020.

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