Definition of Dacron in English:



  • [mass noun] A synthetic polyester (polyethylene terephthalate) with tough, elastic properties, used as a textile fabric.

    ‘a suit of dark blue Dacron’
    [count noun] ‘square woven Dacrons are the best choice for sails’
    [as modifier] ‘Dacron three-piece suite’
    • ‘Carbon fibre covered with Dacron doesn't shrink and deform.’
    • ‘He bolted large shaped lengths of blue Dacron to opposite sides of a central aluminum bar so that the plane of the painting twisted.’
    • ‘As the material has less stretch than Dacron, it is advisable to check with the bow manufacturer, if it can be used.’
    • ‘The permanent implants are made of synthetic fibre Dacron.’
    • ‘More modern plastics include Teflon (used in non-stick pans), Lycra (used initially in sports wear), Dacron (crease and rot-resistant material used in sailing and tents).’


1950s: an invented name.