Carborundum

[ kahr-buh-ruhn-duhm ]
/ ˌkɑr bəˈrʌn dəm /

Trademark.

any of various abrasives or refractories of silicon carbide, fused alumina, and other materials.

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British Dictionary definitions for Carborundum

Carborundum
/ (ˌkɑːbəˈrʌndəm) /

noun

trademark
  1. any of various abrasive materials, esp one consisting of silicon carbide
  2. (as modifier)a Carborundum wheel
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