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English definition of “nylon”


noun [U]  /ˈnɑɪ·lɑn/ us  
an artificial substance used esp. to make clothes, ropes, and brushes: The fishing line is made of nylon and it’s very strong. Nylons are women’s nylon stockings: [pl] Most women these days wear pantyhose instead of nylons.
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