Definition of Bakelite™ noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbeɪkəlaɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeɪkəlaɪt//
, also NAmE//ˈbeɪklaɪt//
jump to other results
a type of hard plastic used in the past for electrical equipment, etc. Word Originearly 20th cent.: named after Leo H. Baekeland (1863–1944), the Belgian-born American chemist who invented it, + -ite.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Bakelite™