[ rip-stop ]
/ ˈrɪpˌstɒp /
a nylon fabric woven with a double thread approximately every quarter inch to prevent the expansion of small rips.
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Origin of ripstop nylon
First recorded in 1945–50
Words nearby ripstop nylon
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