Definition of Masonite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmāsəˌnīt/


North American trademark
A type of hardboard.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: Ma·son·ite

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