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Masonite

[mey-suh-nahyt]
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Trademark.
  1. a brand of hardboard.
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British Dictionary definitions for masonite

Masonite

noun
  1. Australian and NZ trademark a kind of dark brown hardboard used for partitions, lining, etc
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Word Origin and History for masonite

Masonite

1926, proprietary name of a type of fiberboard, by Mason Fibre Company, Laurel, Mississippi, U.S. As a word in mineralogy for a type of chloritoid, it honors Owen Mason of Providence, R.I.

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