noun tri·cot \ˈtrē-(ˌ)kō, ˈtrī-kət\

Definition of tricot

  1. 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. 2 :  a twilled clothing fabric of wool with fine warp ribs or of wool and cotton with fine weft ribs

Origin and Etymology of 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

First Known Use: 1859

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to cast off or become cast off

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