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nylon

noun ny·lon \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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NYLON Defined for Kids

nylon

noun ny·lon \ˈnī-ˌlän\

Definition of NYLON for Kids

:  a strong man-made material used in the making of fabrics and plastics
Medical Dictionary

nylon

noun ny·lon \ˈnī-ˌlän\

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>

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