rip·​stop ˈrip-ˌstäp How to pronounce ripstop (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a fabric woven with a double thread at regular intervals so that small tears do not spread
ripstop nylon
ripstop noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Lifted from a German army print briefly trialed in the ’90s, its spidery black blotches are overlaid with white gauzy ripstop fabric to create something delicate and spectral. Liam Hess, Vogue, 27 Feb. 2023 They are made with ripstop fabric to increase durability and prevent any rips on the trail. Meg Carney, Field & Stream, 26 Feb. 2023 Made with ripstop fabric and Thermore insulation, this jacket is also coated with a finish that repels moisture. Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 21 Feb. 2023 They’re made of ripstop nylon and feature polyester mesh. Kristi Kellogg, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Mar. 2022 In addition, this 83-gram jacket features a smart construction: superfine mesh side and underarm panels serve up excellent breathability and minimizes heft, while silky, mini-ripstop nylon on the front and back provides windproofing and insulation. Outside Online, 22 Oct. 2020 The ripstop poly materials feel tough and water-resistant, and the straps and back panel make the backpack more comfortable to wear and adjust for a customized fit. Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 27 Jan. 2023 This versatile, weather-ready jacket has a ripstop polyester shell that repels rain, blocks wind, and wards off snow. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 23 Jan. 2023 My 13-year-old also enjoys Filson’s ripstop nylon backpack. Karthika Gupta, Condé Nast Traveler, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ripstop was in 1945

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Cite this Entry

“Ripstop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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