Origin of nylon
Examples from the Web for nylon
The mother unties the palm staves from the mattress, then takes the nylon ropes and ties the mattress to the boat.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other techniques included laser-cut laces, braiding, and high-gloss liquid fabrics made from silk and nylon.
My hands were cuffed together; my legs were burning from the nylon rope my mother had used to tie me to my bed.Handcuffs, Ropes, and an Open Window: How I Escaped an Unthinkable Childhood|Genyfer Spark|January 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She has written for NYLON, NYLON Guys, and thehandbook.co.uk, a London-based website.Women Who Rule the Stage: Theater Goddesses Honored at Second Annual Lilly Awards|Lizzie Crocker|June 9, 2011|DAILY BEAST
She has written for NYLON, NYLON Guys, and thehandbook.co.uk, a London-based website.
We were allergic to women from their nylon hose to their face powder.Homesick|Lyn Venable
A nylon rope attached to the tips of the booms held them ten feet apart.
It's all foam rubber, nylon braid supports and magnesium tubing.The Dope on Mars|John Michael Sharkey
Joe Mauser waved to him and dropped the release lever which ejected the nylon rope from the glider's nose.Mercenary|Dallas McCord Reynolds
Inside he looked over the shelves, selected a heavy coil of nylon rope, a sheath knife, a canteen.It Could Be Anything|John Keith Laumer
British Dictionary definitions for nylon (1 of 2)
- yarn or cloth made of nylon, used for clothing, stockings, etc
- (as modifier)a nylon dress See also nylons
Word Origin for nylon
British Dictionary definitions for nylon (2 of 2)
Word Origin for NYLON
Word Origin and History for nylon
1938, coined, according to DuPont, from random generic syllable nyl- + -on, common ending in fiber names (cf. rayon), said to be ultimately from cotton. Use (in plural) for "nylon stockings" is from 1940.