from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for a yarn having a core of elastic rubber wound with rayon, nylon, silk, or cotton threads.

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  • n. yarn that has an elastic core wound around with cotton or silk or nylon or rayon threads


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  • She worked with innovative fabrics such as Lastex, an elasticized material that permitted form-fitting bodices, and styled and marketed high-fashion women’s blouses, jackets and skirts as well as play clothes.

    Claire Bodner.

  • It wasn't until the 1930s that wool began to make way for better-suited materials like Lastex - an elasticized yarn used for swimsuits that was a forerunner lycra.

    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine


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