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carbon fiber

Syllabification: car·bon fi·ber

Definition of carbon fiber in English:

noun

A material consisting of thin, strong crystalline filaments of carbon, used as a strengthening material, especially in resins and ceramics: [as modifier]: a carbon-fiber chassis
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  • Weight for weight, carbon fibre reinforced epoxy resin is five times stiffer than any metal, yet much lighter.
  • Its 24-horsepower engine, similar to those used on microlights, enables wings made of Kevlar, carbon fibre and epoxy resin to beat up and down.
  • Plastic knives, carbon-fiber knives, ceramic knives and chipped obsidian knives - which, when made correctly, have a sharper edge than surgical steel - have very faint magnetometer signatures.

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