from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An extremely strong thin fiber made by pyrolyzing synthetic fibers, such as rayon, until charred. It is used to make high-strength composites.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A very strong filament made by the pyrolysis of a synthetic fiber such as rayon.
  • n. A cloth or felt made from these fibers.


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