Definitions for bakeliteˈbeɪ kəˌlaɪt, ˈbeɪk laɪt
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Ba•ke•lite*ˈbeɪ kəˌlaɪt, ˈbeɪk laɪt
a brand name for any of a series of phenolic resins and plastics used as electrical insulators.
a thermosetting plastic used as electric insulators and for making plastic ware and telephone receivers etc.
A heat-resisting chemically inert phenol formaldehyde resin (an early thermosetting plastic).
Origin: Patented July 1907 by its inventor, Leo Hendrik Baekeland.