Definition of ripstop in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɪpstɒp/


[mass noun]
Nylon fabric that is woven so that a tear will not spread: ripstop has heavier threads woven every quarter-inch or so [as modifier]: a suit of briar-resistant ripstop nylon a pair of ripstop pants
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  • ‘Strong fabrics, such as ripstop nylon, will add durability to certain key areas like the shoulders and the elbows,’ she continues.
  • Traditionally, windsocks are made from nylon ripstop, taffeta or oxford cloth, available in a variety of bright colors.
  • Parachutes sewn at home are made from ripstop nylon and use twill tape to reinforce its seams.
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