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  1. vulcanite.
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Origin of ebonite

First recorded in 1860–65; ebon(y) + -ite1
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Examples from the Web for ebonite

Historical Examples

  • The cases of the "A" batteries are made of hardwood, finished in an ebonite black.

    The Automobile Storage Battery

    O. A. Witte

  • The insulation of the heavy copper connectors is by means of ebonite.

    On Laboratory Arts

    Richard Threlfall

  • Have you ever heard, my dear, of the Diathermancy of Ebonite?

    Heart and Science

    Wilkie Collins

  • Ebonite is used, but is objectionable because it spoils the flavor of the tobacco.

    Tobacco Leaves

    W. A. Brennan

  • Ebonite has the further advantage on land that it takes but a single wire.

British Dictionary definitions for ebonite


  1. another name for vulcanite
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