1. [syn: fiber, fibre, vulcanized fiber]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vulcanize \Vul"can*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vulcanized; p.
pr. & vb. n. Vulcanizing.]
To change the properties of, as caoutchouc, or India rubber,
by the process of vulcanization.
Vulcanized fiber, paper, paper pulp, or other fiber,
chemically treated, as with metallic chlorides, so as to
form a substance resembling ebonite in texture, hardness,
Vulcanized rubber, India rubber, vulcanized.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper
or cloth [syn: fiber, fibre, vulcanized fiber]