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Definition of "scrim" []

  • A durable, loosely woven cotton or linen fabric used for curtains or upholstery lining or in industry. (noun)
  • A transparent fabric used as a drop in the theater to create special effects of lights or atmosphere. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scrim" in a sentence
  • "This paper scrim, which is pre-cut to be a little smaller than the sole bottom, also prevents the plastic from forcing its way between the upper and insole."
  • "The outside is wrapped with a flowing metal scrim, which is not only beautiful but practical, as it keeps the morning sun off the building."
  • "The rims share technology with the more expensive models in the range, including uni-directional carbon fibre construction, boosted stopping performance (thanks to the tactile 'scrim' layer on the brake track) and hidden nipples, which improve aerodynamics."