Definition of nylon

Definition of nylon
  1. nylon Noun Originally, the DuPont company trade name for polyamide, a copolymer whose molecules consist of alternating diamine and dicarboxylic acid monomers bonded together; now generically used for this type of polymer.
  2. nylon Noun A stocking originally fabricated from nylon; also used generically for any long, sheer stocking worn on a woman's legs.
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