Definition of fibro in English:

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fibro

Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪbrəʊ/

noun (plural fibros)

[mass noun] Australian
1A mixture of sand, cement, and cellulose fibre, used in sheets for building.
Example sentences
  • Fibro cladding on the outside walls and eaves of houses is the most obvious form of asbestos cement, but fibro is also very common in wet areas on the inside of houses, in the kitchen, the bathroom and the laundry.
  • So, for much of the latter twentieth century the economical use of standard sizes of fibro, plywood or precast concrete provided one of the fixed coordinates of formal invention in architecture.
  • The so-called third wave were the consumers, the home renovators, for example, who innocently put up or pulled down asbestos fibro.
1.1 [count noun] A house constructed mainly of fibro sheets.

Origin

1950s: abbreviation of fibro-cement.

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