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Orlon

[awr-lon]
Trademark.
  1. a brand of synthetic, acrylic textile fiber of light weight, wrinkle resistance, and resistance to weathering and many chemicals.
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Historical Examples of orlon

  • It was evident that they swam, as Orlon had intimated, for exercise.

    Skylark Three

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • Now at the door of the observatory, Dorothy paused and shrank back against Seaton, her eyes widening as she stared at Orlon.

    Skylark Three

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • In any event, many generations of the women of the Orlon will work upon it until it is complete.

    Skylark Three

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • "I shall join you in person very shortly," Orlon said, and the projection vanished.

    Skylark Three

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • As the human scientist poured his plan of battle into the brain of the astronomer, Orlon's face cleared.

    Skylark Three

    Edward Elmer Smith


British Dictionary definitions for orlon

Orlon

noun
  1. trademark a crease-resistant acrylic fibre or fabric used for clothing, furnishings, etc
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Word Origin and History for orlon

Orlon

proprietary name (Du Pont) of synthetic textile fiber, 1948, an invented word (cf. nylon).

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