1 a class of synthetic polyamide materials made by copolymerizing dicarboxylic acids with diamines. They can be moulded into a variety of articles, such as combs and machine parts. Nylon monofilaments are used for bristles, etc., and nylon fibres can be spun into yarn
a yarn or cloth made of nylon, used for clothing, stockings, etc.
b (as modifier)
a nylon dress
(C20: originally a trademark)
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