Meaning of “nylon” in the English Dictionary

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"nylon" in British English

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nylonnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈnaɪ.lɒn/ us /ˈnaɪ.lɑːn/

an artificial substance used especially to make clothes, ropes, and brushes:

These covers are 100 percent nylon.
a nylon shirt/bag
nylons [ plural ] old-fashioned

women's nylon tights or stockings (= leg coverings)

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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 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.

(Definition of “nylon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)