noun[mass noun] trademark
A synthetic acrylic fibre used for textiles and knitwear, or a fabric made from it: [as modifier]: tight-fitting Orlon sweaters
More example sentences
- The development of Orlon® acrylic fiber stemmed from DuPonts work on rayon.
- Basketball players were recruited and wore Orlon socks on one foot and socks of other textiles on the other in practice sessions.
1950s: invented word, on the pattern of nylon.
Definition of Orlon in:
- The US English dictionary