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

Examples of ripstop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Wing Commander," 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, "A Closer Look at the Boldly Futuristic New Sneaker from NikeLab ACG," 10 May 2017

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First Known Use of ripstop

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Ripstop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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