neo·​prene | \ ˈnē-ə-ˌprēn How to pronounce neoprene (audio) \

Definition of neoprene

: a synthetic rubber made by the polymerization of chloroprene, characterized by superior resistance (as to oils), and used especially for special-purpose clothing (such as gloves and wet suits)

Examples of neoprene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Dryshod Stratalites, however, are unique because unlike so many other models with rubber uppers, each pair features a 4-way stretch, 5mm neoprene upper that’s lightweight, comfortable, and self-insulating. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "The Best Cabela’s Cyber Monday Deals: Early Bargains on Fishing, Hunting, and Other Outdoor Gear," 16 Nov. 2020 The dense 5mm neoprene liner is super-warm and flexible to ensure good circulation. The Editors, Field & Stream, "The Best Cabela’s Cyber Monday Deals: Early Bargains Before the Holiday," 16 Nov. 2020 For the one who works out at home: A set of neoprene dumbells Since the pandemic began earlier this year, home workout equipment can be hard to come by. Liv Birdsall, USA TODAY, "25 amazing gifts you can get from Walmart under $10," 3 Nov. 2020 This pair is one of the most popular ones on Amazon because the weights have a neoprene coating that's both comfortable and easy to grip. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "50 things to keep yourself entertained when you're stuck at home," 30 Oct. 2020 Made of ballistic nylon and neoprene, the pack comes in two sizes to accommodate compact, subcompact, and micro pistols. Mike Dickerson, Outdoor Life, "8 Top Concealed Carry Options for Hikers, Runners, and Cyclists," 23 Oct. 2020 Some women prefer Yulex wetsuit pants over neoprene ones. Sian Babish,, "The best women’s wetsuit pant," 3 Oct. 2020 It's made of waterproof neoprene and comes in six colors, as well as a seasonal option when available. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "The 7 Best Makeup Bags to Keep All Your Beauty Products Secure," 23 Sep. 2020 It’s a bright blue mask made out of neoprene, a material used for wetsuits and other sports equipment. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "For the first time, Dallas’ iconic Big Tex wears a mask during State Fair season," 16 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of neoprene

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neoprene

neo- + -prene (in chloroprene, isoprene)

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The first known use of neoprene was in 1937

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22 Nov 2020

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“Neoprene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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