Definition of scrim
1 : a durable plain-woven usually cotton fabric for use in clothing, curtains, building, and industry
2 : a theater drop that appears opaque when a scene in front is lighted and transparent or translucent when a scene in back is lighted
3 : something likened to a theater scrim
Recent Examples of scrim from the Web
Basically, thirsty beasts would wade in, get stuck flypaper style, start bleating in dismay, and then gangs of local carnivores would rush over to rend them, and the entire rugby scrim would get stuck and die in the sun.
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Origin and Etymology of scrim
First Known Use: 1792
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