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What is "Hard Shell" - Definition & Explanation

A high-impact, abrasion-resistant outer fabric, which provides protection from the environment.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A heavily felted, tightly woven fabric with a sheared nap giving it a smooth surface. It is almost always of wool or a wool blend. Used mainly for coats but lighter weights may be used for other...
It is a fabric woven as 5 end satin weave using worsted warp and woolen weft. The fabric is given after treatments such as milling and raising, so as to impart a soft feel and handle. It finds use as...
A type of fiber dyeing in which colored pigments are injected into the spinning solution prior to the extrusion of the fiber through the spinneret. Fibers and yarns colored in this manner are...
A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in...
A diving suit is an item of clothing or device designed for protecting divers from the underwater environment. Modern diving suits can be divided into two kinds: ambient pressure or "soft" diving...

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