nylon

noun ny·lon \ ˈnī-ˌlän \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

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

  1. The rope is made of nylon.

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Origin and Etymology of nylon

coined word


NYLON Defined for English Language Learners

nylon

noun

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

nylon

noun ny·lon \ ˈnī-ˌlän \

Definition of nylon for Students

: 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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