Fold net
Fold Fold, n. [From {Fold}, v. In sense 2 AS. -feald, akin to fealdan to fold.] 1. A doubling,esp. of any flexible substance; a part laid over on another part; a plait; a plication. [1913 Webster]

Mummies . . . shrouded in a number of folds of linen. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Folds are most common in the rocks of mountainous regions. --J. D. Dana. [1913 Webster]

2. Times or repetitions; -- used with numerals, chiefly in composition, to denote multiplication or increase in a geometrical ratio, the doubling, tripling, etc., of anything; as, fourfold, four times, increased in a quadruple ratio, multiplied by four. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is folded together, or which infolds or envelops; embrace. [1913 Webster]

Shall from your neck unloose his amorous fold. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Fold net}, a kind of net used in catching birds. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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