Pronunciation key

fab•ri•koid n.

  1. A fabric with cloth base but pyroxylin surface, inpervious to water or other fluid.
  2. A fabric made to resemble leather, used for upholstery, etc.
  3. A trademark or tradename.

"Fabrikoid was one of DuPont’s first non-explosives products. Produced by coating fabric with nitrocellulose and marketed as artificial leather, Fabrikoid was widely used in upholstery, luggage and bookbindings during the early 20th century. In the 1920s, Fabrikoid became the preferred material for automobile convertible tops and seat covers."


  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Funk and Wagnall's Standard Dictionary, Comprehensive International Edition, ©1976
  • Artificial Leather : 1910
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