- a hard, readily cut and polished rubber, obtained by vulcanizing rubber with a large amount of sulfur, used in the manufacture of combs, buttons, and for electric insulation.
Origin of vulcanite
Also called ebonite.
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Examples from the Web for vulcanite
"Price—private—no passport," he shouted into the vulcanite ear.The King of Alsander
James Elroy Flecker
The uses of gutta-percha and of vulcanite, which is manufactured from it, are very varied.The Romance of Plant Life
G. F. Scott Elliot
“You sling this on,” handing the other a vulcanite water bottle.The White Hand and the Black
It is then water-proofed with vulcanite water-proofing and gravel.The New York Subway
This is accomplished by means of a thermostatic bar made of plates of brass and vulcanite fastened together.
- a hard usually black rubber produced by vulcanizing natural rubber with large amounts of sulphur. It is resistant to chemical attack: used for chemical containers, electrical insulators, etcAlso called: ebonite
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