A lightweight knit fabric, often of nylon, used especially for underwear.
[French, from tricoter, to knit, from Old French, to beat, run, from tricote, short thick stick, diminutive of estrique, trique, stick for leveling measures of grain, from estriquier, to strike off, of Germanic origin; see streig- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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