He even carried a laminated card in his breast pocket, with the names of his clients on it.
Mandatory seat belts, laminated windshield glass, collapsible steering wheels and air bags followed.
1660s, "to beat or roll into thin plates," from Latin lamina "thin piece of metal or wood, thin slice, plate, leaf, layer," of unknown origin. Many modern senses are from the noun meaning "an artificial thin layer" (1939), especially a type of plastic adhesive. Related: Laminated; laminating.