- a warp-knit fabric of various natural or synthetic fibers, as wool, silk, or nylon, having fine vertical ribs on the face and horizontal ribs on the back, used especially for making garments.
- a kind of worsted cloth.
Origin of tricot
Examples from the Web for tricot
Tricot began to complain, and from that moment I felt that he was doomed.The New Book Of Martyrs
On the steps of the wagon sat a man in tricot holding the head of a black poodle between his knees.The Goose Man
Tricot—A double-twill cloth having both a warp and filling effect.Textiles and Clothing
Kate Heintz Watson
The tricot line is similar to the rib line in a ribbed cloth except that it is not so pronounced.Textiles
William H. Dooley
I will dress him in a tricot waistcoat with ragged sleeves and dirty blue overalls.A Romance of Youth, Complete
- a thin rayon or nylon fabric knitted or resembling knitting, used for dresses, etc
- a type of ribbed dress fabric
Word Origin and History for tricot
1859, from French tricot "knitting, knitted work," from tricoter "to knit," probably a variant of Old French estriquer "to smooth," from a Germanic source (e.g. Middle Low German striken "pass over lightly").