Definition of double-knit in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdəbəlnit/

Entry from US English dictionary


(Of fabric) knit of two joined layers for extra thickness: a green double-knit suit
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  • After 1975, as American turned against disco, it also discarded its double-knit polyester leisure suits.
  • He was dressed like many typical computer geeks - the short-sleeved man-blouse, the pocket protector, the brown double-knit stretch polyester trousers, the black thick-soled sensible shoes.
  • Gone are double-knit knickers and nylon windbreakers favored by racers a generation ago.


Mid 19th century: double with reference to the “doubling” of the yarn to four-ply.

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Syllabification: dou·ble-knit

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