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English definition of “nylon”

nylon

noun [U] uk   /ˈnaɪ.lɒn/ us    /-lɑːn/
an artificial substance used especially to make clothes, ropes, and brushes: These covers are 100 percent nylon. a nylon shirt/bagTextiles made from man-made fibres nylons [plural] old-fashioned women's nylon tights or stockings (= leg coverings)Stockings, tights and socks
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