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[2], especially
      full-length stockings either sheer of of varying shades.
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