vin·​yon | \ ˈvinˌyän \
plural -s

Definition of vinyon

1 : any of various synthetic textile fibers in filament or staple form that are long-chain polymers composed of at least 85 percent by weight of vinyl chloride units −CH2CHCl− often together with vinyl acetate units, that show good strength wet or dry, but that have a low softening temperature and can be easily molded
2 : yarn or fabric made from vinyon fiber and used especially for industrial filter cloth, fishing lines and nets, and clothing

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“Vinyon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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