Definition of Kevlar in English:



  • A synthetic fiber of high tensile strength used especially as a reinforcing agent in the manufacture of tires and other rubber products and protective gear such as helmets and vests.

    ‘The composite stock is made of carbon fiber, reinforced with Kevlar.’
    • ‘Wilson describes the polymer as one of the latest nylon compounds that is reinforced with fiberglass and Kevlar.’
    • ‘The nanotube fibers are also stronger than spider silk and Kevlar, meaning they can support more weight.’
    • ‘In Kevlar it's the good alignment of molecules that generates the high strength.’
    • ‘Weight for weight, spider silk is stronger than steel and any manmade fiber like Kevlar.’



/ˌkevlär/ /ˌkɛvlɑr/