Bobbinet Bob`bi*net", n. [Bobbin + net.] A kind of cotton lace which is wrought by machines, and not by hand. [Sometimes written {bobbin net}.] [1913 Webster]

The English machine-made net is now confined to point net, warp net, and bobbin net, so called from the peculiar construction of the machines by which they are produced. --Tomlinsom. [1913 Webster]

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  • bobbinet — 1819, from BOBBIN (Cf. bobbin) + NET (Cf. net) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • bobbinet — noun Etymology: blend of bobbin and net Date: 1814 a machine made net of cotton, silk, or nylon usually with hexagonal mesh …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bobbinet — /bob euh net /, n. a net of hexagonal mesh, made on a lace machine. [1805 15; BOBBI(N) + NET1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bobbinet — noun A net fabric, with hexagonal mesh, woven by machine …   Wiktionary

  • bobbinet — n. cotton lace which is wrought by machines …   English contemporary dictionary

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