nylon

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ny·lon

noun \ˈnī-ˌlän\

: a strong material that is made from a chemical process and that is used for making clothes, ropes, and other products

nylons : clothing for women made of nylon that fits closely over the feet and legs and goes up to the waist

Full Definition of NYLON

1
:  any of numerous strong tough elastic synthetic polyamide materials that are fashioned into fibers, filaments, bristles, or sheets and used especially in textiles and plastics
2
plural :  stockings made of nylon

Examples of NYLON

  1. The rope is made of nylon.

Origin of NYLON

coined word
First Known Use: 1938

Rhymes with NYLON

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ny·lon

noun \ˈnī-ˌlän\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NYLON

: any of numerous strong tough elastic synthetic polyamide materials that are fashioned into fibers, filaments, bristles, or sheets <nylon sutures and prosthetic devices>

nylon

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any synthetic plastic material composed of polyamides of high molecular weight and usually, but not always, manufactured as a fibre. Nylons were developed by Du Pont in the 1930s. The successful production of a useful fibre by chemical synthesis from compounds readily available from air, water, and coal or petroleum stimulated expansion of research on polymers, leading to a rapidly growing family of synthetics. Nylon can be made to form fibres, filaments, bristles, or sheets to be manufactured into yarn, textiles, and cordage, and it can also be formed into molded products. It has high resistance to wear, heat, and chemicals. Most applications are in the form of filaments in such articles as hosiery, parachutes, and outerwear. See also W. H. Carothers.

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