One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective pultruded
Make (a reinforced plastic article) by drawing resin-coated glass fibres through a heated die.‘the company uses pultruded components in the wing struts of its aircraft’
- ‘Mortise and tenon joint for post and beam I-beams composed of fiber reinforced pultruded polymer composite’
- ‘I read the woodworking journals because, while we don't use wood, we do use pultruded fiberglass, which is worked the same way as wood.’
1960s: from pul(ling) + extrude.
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