Definition of Masonite in English:


Syllabification: Ma·son·ite
Pronunciation: /ˈmāsəˌnīt


North American trademark
  • A type of hardboard.
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    • Find a board onto which to glue the puzzle, such as Masonite or hardboard.
    • In fact, the paint will flow on them better than on the Masonite itself.
    • The fresco is mounted onto a customized Masonite backing for reinforcement.


1920s: from the name of the Mason Fibre Co., Laurel, Mississippi, + -ite1.

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