Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A durable, loosely woven fabric, often cotton, linen, hemp, or a synthetic fiber, used for curtains or upholstery lining or in industry.
  • noun A transparent fabric used as a drop in the theater to create special effects of lights or atmosphere.
  • noun Something that conceals or obscures something else.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Thin, strong cloth, cotton or linen, used in upholstery and other arts for linings, etc.
  • noun plural Thin canvas glued on the inside of a panel to keep it from cracking or breaking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A kind of light cotton or linen fabric, often woven in openwork patterns, -- used for curtains, etc,; -- called also India scrim.
  • noun Thin canvas glued on the inside of panels to prevent shrinking, checking, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A kind of light cotton or linen fabric, often woven in openwork patterns, -- used for curtains, etc,.
  • noun A large military scarf, usually camouflage coloured and used for concealment when not used as a scarf.
  • noun A woven, nonwoven or knitted fabric composted of continuous strands of material used for reinforcing or strengthening membranes.
  • noun A theater drop that appears opaque when a scene in front is lighted and transparent or translucent when a scene in back is lighted.
  • noun Thin canvas glued on the inside of panels to prevent shrinking, checking, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a firm open-weave fabric used for a curtain in the theater

Etymologies

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

[Origin unknown.]

Examples

  • This paper scrim, which is pre-cut to be a little smaller than the sole bottom, also prevents the plastic from forcing its way between the upper and insole.

    Chapter 6

  • The outside is wrapped with a flowing metal scrim, which is not only beautiful but practical, as it keeps the morning sun off the building.

    Tucson Weekly

  • The rims share technology with the more expensive models in the range, including uni-directional carbon fibre construction, boosted stopping performance (thanks to the tactile 'scrim' layer on the brake track) and hidden nipples, which improve aerodynamics.

    BikeBiz

  • The rims share technology with the more expensive models in the range, including uni-directional carbon fibre construction, boosted stopping performance (thanks to the tactile 'scrim' layer on the brake track) and hidden nipples, which improve aerodynamics.

    BikeBiz

  • The rims share technology with the more expensive models in the range, including uni-directional carbon fibre construction, boosted stopping performance (thanks to the tactile 'scrim' layer on the brake track) and hidden nipples, which improve aerodynamics.

    BikeBiz

  • The rims share technology with the more expensive models in the range, including uni-directional carbon fibre construction, boosted stopping performance (thanks to the tactile 'scrim' layer on the brake track) and hidden nipples, which improve aerodynamics.

    BikeBiz

  • It seems that Apple is looking in to the use of carbon fibre composite materials to cut the weight of its next generation of portable devices - and has patented a technique for improving the look via what it describes as a "scrim" layer.

    bit-tech.net Feed

  • It simply adds an additional layer, which the application describes as a "scrim," to the traditional carbon fiber laminating process.

    Ars Technica

  • It seems that Apple is looking in to the use of carbon fibre composite materials to cut the weight of its next generation of portable devices - and has patented a technique for improving the look via what it describes as a "scrim" layer.

    bit-tech.net Feed

  • It seems that Apple is looking in to the use of carbon fibre composite materials to cut the weight of its next generation of portable devices - and has patented a technique for improving the look via what it describes as a "scrim" layer.

    bit-tech.net Feed

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    November 30, 2007

  • Thin gauze covering a light to cut down the glare.

    July 15, 2008