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Noun: nylon  'nI,lón
  1. A thermoplastic polyamide; a family of strong resilient synthetic fibers
     
  2. A synthetic fabric

Derived forms: nylons

Type of: cloth, fabric, man-made fiber [US], man-made fibre [Brit, Cdn], material, polyamide, polymeric amide, synthetic fiber [US], synthetic fibre [Brit, Cdn], textile

Encyclopedia: Nylon