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What is "Windbreaker" - Definition & Explanation

This trademark name describes a warm, yet lightweight nylon jacket featuring a snap or zippered front, flannel lining, elastic cuffs and a drawstring waist. Also referred to as a coaches jacket.
A Windbreaker or windcheater is a thin outer coat designed to resist wind chill and light rain. It is usually of light construction, characteristically made of some type of glossy synthetic material and often incorporating an elastic waistband and zipper. It rarely includes a hood.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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a weave in which the warp yarns are arranged in pairs with one twisted around the other between picks of feeling yarn as in marquisette. This type of weave gives firmness and strength to an...
The device (similar to a showerhead) which forms strands of filament as molten polymer is pumped through. It is at this stage that the fiber cross section, fiber size and the number of filaments in a...
A number, derived from the number of warp (or weft) threads per unit length and the linear density of the yarns, that indicates the extent to which the area of a woven fabric is covered by the warp...

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