Share this entry

Share this page

plasteel

Line breaks: plas|teel
Pronunciation: /ˈplastiːl
 
/

Definition of plasteel in English:

noun

[mass noun]
(In science fiction) an ultra-strong non-metallic material: the plasteel door of the airlock
More example sentences
  • The buildings grew and coated themselves in plasteel.
  • The last glass door wasn't really glass, but a blue bullet and shatterproof plasteel.
  • The police, with their sleek black helmets and plasteel armor had demanded a thousand dollars extra for the marine.

Origin

1970s: blend of plastic and steel.

Definition of plasteel in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day ingratiate
Pronunciation: ɪnˈɡreɪʃɪeɪt
verb
bring oneself into favour with someone through flattery…