vulcanized fiber


a leatherlike substance made by compression of layers of paper or cloth that have been treated with acids or zinc chloride, used chiefly for electric insulation.

Nearby words

  1. vulcanism,
  2. vulcanite,
  3. vulcanizate,
  4. vulcanization,
  5. vulcanize,
  6. vulcanology,
  7. vulg.,
  8. vulgar,
  9. vulgar fraction,
  10. vulgar latin

Origin of vulcanized fiber

First recorded in 1870–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019