rip·​stop | \ ˈrip-ˌstäp How to pronounce ripstop (audio) \

Definition of ripstop

: of, relating to, or being a fabric woven with a double thread at regular intervals so that small tears do not spread ripstop nylon

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ripstop noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Available in nine bright colors, this ripstop nylon option is the ultimate camping hammock for two. Korin Miller, Forbes, 15 June 2021 After 15 prototypes and some 1,200 hours of labor, the payoff is finally at hand: Wardley's masterpiece – a ripstop polyester craft dubbed the Airbow – goes into production this summer. Joshua Davis, WIRED, 1 June 2003 The sneaker itself is dropping alongside other ACG products—including a ripstop poncho, fleece shorts, and a bucket cap—on May 18 at NikeLab. Christine Flammia, Esquire, 10 May 2017

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First Known Use of ripstop

1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ripstop was in 1945

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“Ripstop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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