Orlon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From orl- (perhaps after Orleans) + -on (compare nylon, rayon, developed by the same company).

Noun[edit]

Orlon (uncountable)

  1. a synthetic fibre used in yarn and knitwear
    • 1971: This garish, deep orlon-carpeted lobby of the Desert Inn seemed an inappropriate place to be haggling about nickel/dime bribes for the parking lot attendant. — Hunter S. Thompson. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Harper Perennial 2005, p. 44)