asbestos

<jargon>

Used as a modifier to anything intended to protect one from flames; also in other highly flame-suggestive usages. E.g., asbestos longjohns, asbestos cork award.

[Jargon File]

Last updated: 1996-02-06

Nearby terms:

ASAasapasbestosasbestos cork awardasbestos longjohnsascender

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