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fibre British & World English

A thread or filament from which a vegetable tissue, mineral substance, or textile is formed

fibre English Thesaurus

fibres from the murderer's jumper were found on the victim's body

moral fibre in fibre British & World English

Strength of character

fibre tip British & World English

A pen with a writing point made of tightly packed fibres which hold the ink

glass fibre British & World English

A strong plastic, textile, or other material containing embedded glass filaments for reinforcement

nerve fibre British & World English

The axon of a neuron. A nerve is formed of a bundle of many such fibres, with their sheaths

wood fibre British & World English

Fibre obtained from wood and used especially in the manufacture of paper

moral fibre English Thesaurus

an ineffectual man with no moral fibre

carbon fibre British & World English

A material consisting of thin, strong crystalline filaments of carbon, used as a strengthening material, especially in resins and ceramics

elastic fibre British & World English

A yellowish fibre composed chiefly of elastin and occurring in networks or sheets which give elasticity to tissues in the body

fibre optics British & World English

The use of thin flexible fibres of glass or other transparent solids to transmit light signals, chiefly for telecommunications or for internal inspection of the body

optical fibre British & World English

A thin glass fibre through which light can be transmitted

bast British & World English

Fibrous material from a plant, in particular the inner bark of a tree such as the lime, used as fibre in matting, cord, etc.

bast fibre in bast British & World English

Fibrous material from a plant, in particular the inner bark of a tree such as the lime, used as fibre in matting, cord, etc.

fibreglass British & World English

A reinforced plastic material composed of glass fibres embedded in a resin matrix

microfibre British & World English

A very fine synthetic yarn