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Meaning of “nylon” in the English Dictionary

"nylon" in British English

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nylonnoun [U]

uk   /ˈnaɪ.lɒn/  us   /-lɑːn/
an ​artificialsubstance used ​especially to make ​clothes, ​ropes, and ​brushes: These ​covers are 100 ​percent nylon. a nylon ​shirt/​bagnylons [plural] old-fashioned women's nylon tights or stockings (= ​legcoverings)

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(Definition of nylon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nylon" in American English

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nylonnoun [U]

 us   /ˈnɑɪ·lɑn/
an ​artificialsubstance used esp. to make ​clothes, ​ropes, and ​brushes: The ​fishingline is made of nylon and it’s very ​strong. Nylons are women’s nylon ​stockings: [pl] Most women these ​dayswearpantyhoseinstead of nylons.
(Definition of nylon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nylon”
in Korean 나이론…
in Arabic نايلون…
in Malaysian nilon…
in French (de/en) nylon…
in Russian нейлон…
in Chinese (Traditional) 尼龍…
in Italian nylon…
in Turkish naylon…
in Polish nylon…
in Spanish (de) nilón/nailon…
in Vietnamese ni lông…
in Portuguese náilon…
in Thai เส้นใยไนล่อน…
in German das Nylon…
in Catalan niló…
in Japanese ナイロン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 尼龙…
in Indonesian nilon…
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