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

Examples of ripstop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tips for Buying Expandable Luggage Pay attention to the materials Luggage can have a hard shell (often made of polycarbonate or aluminum) or a textile exterior, such as ripstop or ballistic nylon. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 25 Mar. 2024 With soft-sided and collapsible storage, keep an eye out for ripstop nylon and weather-proof coatings. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 21 Feb. 2024 Merrell Mix Up Full Zip Jacket Made with super soft fleece and a ripstop polyester that stops the wind, this sleek jacket by iconic American hiking brand Merrell is a must-have item that will streamline winter packing and still keep you super warm. Michelle Tchea, Travel + Leisure, 24 Dec. 2023 As a stylish and functional piece of outerwear, this jacket is made with a ripstop fabric that’s water-resistant and won’t wear down over time. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 14 Dec. 2023 Lululemon’s ripstop jacket will keep you both dry and warm. Kristina Rutkowski,, 20 Oct. 2023 It’s made from tough ripstop nylon that’s water-repellent and an aluminum frame that will hold up to 250 pounds. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 25 Aug. 2023 Upgrading to a newer Singer machine that can handle ripstop nylon solved the issue. Molly Collett, WSJ, 8 Nov. 2023 The rugged, ripstop fabric is thick to the touch and didn’t scratch or scuff in the slightest during our durability testing. Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 31 Oct. 2023

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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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“Ripstop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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