a synthetic, polyester textile fiber, used in making suits, shirts, rainwear, etc.
Origin of Teryleneformer trademark; arbitrary blend of terephthalate ( from terephthalic acid + -ate) and polyethylene, components in its production
[alsot-] this fiber, or fabric made from it
- A polymer, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), used for making thread and cloth.
Originated (as Terylene) as a trademark.