fourdrinier

noun

four·​dri·​nier ˌfȯr-drə-ˈnir How to pronounce fourdrinier (audio)
fu̇r-ˈdri-nē-ər,
fȯr-
often capitalized
: a machine for making paper in an endless web

Word History

Etymology

Henry & Sealy Fourdrinier

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fourdrinier was in 1839

Dictionary Entries Near fourdrinier

four-door

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Cite this Entry

“Fourdrinier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fourdrinier. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Biographical Definition

Fourdrinier

biographical name

Four·​dri·​nier ˌfȯr-drə-ˈnir How to pronounce Fourdrinier (audio)
fu̇r-ˈdri-nē-ər,
fȯr-
Henry 1766–1854 and his brother Sealy 1774–1847 English papermakers and inventors
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