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 nylons plural : stockings made of nylon
Examples of nylon in a Sentence
The rope is made of nylon.
Recent Examples of nylon from the Web
To keep it simple, pick fabrics such as nylon, spandex, and polyester that are comfortable, nonabsorbent, and flexible.
Karen Leclair’s body had been bound with nylon fishing rope, the type used to secure anchors, and an anchor was tied to the upper torso, said Lt.
Even without the added benefit of a mobile power station, Away's carry-on is smartly designed, with sections that keep clothes, your dopp kit, and shoes separate and a nylon zip sack for laundry during your trip.
A pile of nylon American flags are gathered to be stitched on Monday, June 19, 2017 inside the Freedom Flag & Banner Company in North Miami.
Hermès extended its windbreaker into something resembling a breezy, knee-length topcoat, while Valentino popped blue-leather and pink-nylon panels onto its entry.
But the nylon/spandex material was super comfy and breathable.
Found property, South Green Road: An officer found a toy gun wrapped in a nylon cap and a wallet near the city's war memorial June 7.
However, the number of nylon tents popping up, Kuzenka said, is a newer twist, replacing the more typical, and less visible, cardboard boxes, old mattresses and blankets.
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Origin and Etymology of nylon
First Known Use: 1938See Words from the same year
NYLON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nylon for English Language Learners
: 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
NYLON Defined for Kids
Definition of nylon for Students
: a strong man-made material used in the making of fabrics and plastics
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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