Definition of Masonite

1. Noun. A type of fiberboard.

Generic synonyms: Fiberboard, Fibreboard, Particle Board
Language type: Trademark



Definition of Masonite

1. Noun. type of hardboard formed using wooden chips and blasting them into long fibers with steam and then forming them into boards ¹

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Definition of Masonite

1. fiberboard made from steam-exploded wood fiber -- a trademark [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Masonite

mason
mason's level
mason's lung
mason's trowel
mason-pfiser monkey virus
mason bee
mason shell
mason wasp
mason wasps
masonary
masoned
masonically
masoning
masonite
masonites
masonries
masonry
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masonrylike
masons
masonwork
masoola boat
masoolah
masoolahs
masoor
masoprocol
masora
masoret

Literary usage of Masonite

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1. A System of Mineralogy, Comprising the Most Recent Discoveries: Including by James Dwight Dana (1854)
"The masonite fuses with difficulty^ to a dark green enamel. ... The masonite occurs in compact argillite, near Natic village, Rhode Island. ..."

2. A System of Mineralogy, Comprising the Most Recent Discoveries: Including by James Dwight Dana (1854)
"The masonite fuses with difficulty to a dark green enamel. ... The masonite occurs in compact argillite, near Natic village, Rhode Island. ..."

3. Report on the Geology of Rhode Island by Providence Franklin Society, Charles Thomas Jackson (1887)
"Composition of Chloritoid or Chlorite-spar, and Masonite." Suggests retaining name Masonite for hydrous chloritoid. Also in Amer. Journ. Science,* vol. ..."

4. A Treatise on Mineralogy by Charles Upham Shepard (1857)
"*PHYLLITE, Thomson; Masonite, Jackson. [H=5'5. G.=3'45. ... Masonite, 28'27 32'16 33'72 50 The phyllite was analyzed by Thomson, and the Masonite by Whitney ..."

5. An Elementary Introduction to Mineralogy by William Phillips, Henry James Brooke, William Hallows Miller (1852)
"Masonite ; Jackson. Cleavage in one direction, very perfect. In thin leaves translucent. Lustre pearly. Blackish-green. Streak greenish- white. Brittle. ..."

6. The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana. 1837-1868: Descriptive Mineralogy by James Dwight Dana, Edward Salisbury Dana (1892)
"BB nearly infusible; becomes darker and magnetic. Completely decomposed by sulphuric acid. The masonite fuses with difficulty to a dark green enamel. ..."

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