fourdrinier

noun, often capitalized
four·​dri·​nier | \ ˌfȯr-drə-ˈnir How to pronounce fourdrinier (audio) ; fu̇r-ˈdri-nē-ər, fȯr- \

Definition of fourdrinier

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a machine for making paper in an endless web

Fourdrinier

biographical name
Four·​dri·​nier | \ ˌfȯr-drə-ˈnir How to pronounce Fourdrinier (audio) ; fu̇r-ˈdri-nē-ər, fȯr- \

Definition of Fourdrinier (Entry 2 of 2)

Henry 1766–1854 and his brother Sealy 1774–1847 English papermakers and inventors

First Known Use of fourdrinier

Noun

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fourdrinier

Noun

Henry & Sealy Fourdrinier

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“Fourdrinier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fourdrinier. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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