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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
nylon \nylon\ n. 1. Any of several thermoplastic polyamide plastics, comprising a family of high-strength resilient synthetic materials, used mostly in fibers. [WordNet 1.5] 2. A synthetic fabric consisting of fibers of nylon[wn1]. [WordNet 1.5] 3. pl. Stockings made of a thin form of nylon, especially full-length stockings either sheer of of varying shades. [PJC]