from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A trademark used for a waxy, opaque material, polytetrafluoroethylene, employed as a coating on cooking utensils and in industrial applications to prevent sticking. This trademark often occurs in figurative contexts in print: "It would make of Gorbachev's stewardship a truly Teflon chairmanship, demonstrating that no Soviet actions, regardless of how egregious, will cling to him” ( New Republic).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. Multiple film, resin, coatings, fabric and surface protectors made with PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) or fluoropolymer and surfactants not made with PTFE.
- adj. (of a politician) Having an undamageable reputation (by analogy with nonstick Teflon surfaces).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a material used to coat cooking utensils and in industrial applications where sticking is to be avoided
Trade name. (Wiktionary)