tri·​cot | \ ˈtrē-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce tricot (audio) , ˈtrī-kət \

Definition of tricot

1 : a plain warp-knitted fabric (as of nylon, wool, rayon, silk, or cotton) with a close inelastic knit and used especially in clothing (such as underwear)
2 : a twilled clothing fabric of wool with fine warp ribs or of wool and cotton with fine weft ribs

Examples of tricot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Hellbender features a strong nylon outer shell, a waterproof middle layer and a smooth tricot lining that gives these waders a light, airy feeling. Outdoor Life, "Stay dry and comfortable with these top-notch waders," 20 Apr. 2020 Vanity Fair brought leopard print to bras in 1953—thanks to the utilization of nylon tricot fabric that enabled color and prints to be added to its lingerie. Vogue, "The True History of the Ultimate Wardrobe Essential—Your Bra," 11 Mar. 2019 Soft polyester tricot fabric is comfortable next to skin and one end is taller than the other to accommodate different head positions. The Editors, Outside Online, "11 Great Deals Under $30 at REI’s Anniversary Sale," 18 May 2018 His fall collection explored geometric structures rendered in polyurethane bonded with nylon tricot, a material more commonly used for industrial purposes, like car interiors. Alexander Fury, New York Times, "Junya Watanabe, One of Fashion’s Foremost Thinkers," 17 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of tricot

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tricot

French, from tricoter to move the legs rapidly, knit, from Middle French, to run, skip, ultimately from Old French estriquier to stroke, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English strīcan to stroke — more at strike

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“Tricot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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