from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- A trademark for a synthetic polyester fabric or the fiber from which it is made.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun a brand of polyester textile fiber, or the wrinkle-resistant fabric prepared from it.
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- proper noun trademark
polyethylene terephthalate, as made into thread or cloth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a kind of polyester fabric
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I could talk to you about other things like Terylene -- I think you call it Dacron over here.
On that occasion, surgeons were required to repair the main aortic valve with a synthetic material called Dacron - an operation with a success rate of just 30 per cent.
On the outside of the ring-like valve, there is a sewing cuff made of Teflon and Dacron, through which the surgeon runs the thread that connects the device to human tissue.
The patch is made out of a, sort of, fuzzy Dacron material so the lining of the heart grows over that and makes it nice and smooth.
There was sugarless chewing gum, power steering, Dacron suits—America was expanding, spending, and innovating.
He filed a report on the reporters themselves — "groups of wilted Dacron and damp mustaches" — who had converged from around the world to cover the crisis.
I went hang gliding in North Carolina and found the warning label on the Dacron sail, the way your center of gravity moves up to your chest when you pick up the kite, the way everyone runs a few more steps after their feet leave the ground.
Our aircraft is an Aventura II —it's amphibious, like the A5, but made of aluminum tubes covered with fiberglass, Dacron , and Kevlar .
Match the rod with a LARGE-ARBOR REEL taking at least 100 yards of 20-pound-test Dacron backing.
"And you live there why, sweetheart?" one of them once asked me with an openmouthed squint, his neck thrust forward from the V of a ratty cardigan so that he looked like a Galápagos tortoise with a wool-Dacron argyle shell.