Scrim
Scrim Scrim, n. 1. A kind of light cotton or linen fabric, often woven in openwork patterns, -- used for curtains, etc,; -- called also {India scrim}. [1913 Webster]

2. pl. Thin canvas glued on the inside of panels to prevent shrinking, checking, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • scrim — scrim·mag·er; scrim·shank; scrim·shank·er; scrim; scrim·mage; scrim·shaw; …   English syllables

  • Scrim — can refer to:* Scrim (material), either of two types of material * Scrim (lighting), a device used in lighting for films * Scrim (internet slang), friendly match between teams and clans in various ladders, see: shorthand for: scrimmage. *… …   Wikipedia

  • scrim — upholstery lining, 1792, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • scrim — ► NOUN 1) strong, coarse fabric used for heavy duty lining or upholstery. 2) Theatre a piece of gauze cloth that appears opaque until lit from behind, used as a screen or backcloth. 3) chiefly N. Amer. something that conceals or obscures. ORIGIN… …   English terms dictionary

  • scrim — [skrim] n. [< ?] 1. a light, sheer, loosely woven cotton or linen cloth, used for curtains, upholstery linings, etc. ☆ 2. a hanging of such cloth used in theatrical productions either as an opaque backdrop or as a semitransparent curtain,… …   English World dictionary

  • SCRIM — Griffigkeitsmessgeräte sind Geräte zur Messung der Griffigkeit von Straßenoberflächen. Hierunter sind eine Reihe von Messgeräten und systeme (im folgenden Verfahren genannt) zu verstehen. Es ist zwischen dynamischen und stationären Verfahren zu… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • scrim — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1792 1. a durable plain woven usually cotton fabric for use in clothing, curtains, building, and industry 2. a theater drop that appears opaque when a scene in front is lighted and transparent or translucent… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scrim — /skrim/, n. 1. a cotton or linen fabric of open weave used for bunting, curtains, etc. 2. Theat. a piece of such fabric used as a drop, border, or the like, for creating the illusion of a solid wall or backdrop under certain lighting conditions… …   Universalium

  • scrim — noun a) A kind of light cotton or linen fabric, often woven in openwork patterns, used for curtains, etc,. b) A large military scarf, usually …   Wiktionary

  • scrim — Synonyms and related words: act drop, asbestos, asbestos board, backdrop, batten, border, cloth, coulisse, counterweight, curtain, curtain board, cyclorama, decor, drop, drop curtain, fire curtain, flat, flipper, hanging, rag, scene, scenery,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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