vulcanized fiber


: a tough substance made by treatment of cellulose and used for luggage and electrical insulation and in packaging

Word History


from Vulcanized Fibre, a trademark

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vulcanized fiber was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Vulcanized fiber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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