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A lightweight knit fabric, often of nylon, used especially for underwear.
[French, from tricoter, to knit, from Old French, to beat, run, from tricote, short thick stick, diminutive of estrique, trique, stick for leveling measures of grain, from estriquier, to strike off, of Germanic origin; see streig- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Textiles) a thin rayon or nylon fabric knitted or resembling knitting, used for dresses, etc
2. (Textiles) a type of ribbed dress fabric
[C19: from French, from tricoter to knit, of unknown origin]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a warp-knit fabric of various natural or synthetic fibers, as silk or nylon, having fine vertical ribs on the face and horizontal ribs on the back, used esp. for garments.
2. a woolen or worsted fabric with horizontal or vertical ribbing.
[1870–75; < French: knitting, knitted fabric, sweater, derivative of tricoter to knit, Middle French (of uncertain orig.)]
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n (Tex) → Trikot m
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