fishnet
1) any net used to catch fishes
2) any material having the open mesh pattern of a fishnet, e.g. women\'s stockings
3) nothing to do with fish; computer slang for "first in, still here" referring to slowed or stopped processes, in this case on a network
4) the shape of the city of Wung-chun, China, laid out in this shape to be viewed from above. See also carp
5) code name for Bismarck, Admiralty and north New Guinea operations in World War II

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fishnet — [fish′net΄] n. 1. a net for fishing 2. an open weave, usually coarse, fabric adj. made of fishnet fabric [fishnet stockings] …   English World dictionary

  • fishnet — ► NOUN ▪ an open mesh fabric resembling a fishing net …   English terms dictionary

  • fishnet — I UK [ˈfɪʃˌnet] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms fishnet : singular fishnet plural fishnets a string net used for catching fish II UK [ˈfɪʃˌnet] / US adjective [only before noun] fishnet stockings or tights have a pattern of small… …   English dictionary

  • fishnet — /fish net /, n. 1. a net for catching fish. 2. a fabric having an open mesh resembling a fishnet. adj. 3. being of an open mesh weave: fishnet stockings. [bef. 1000; ME; OE fiscnett. See FISH, NET1] * * * …   Universalium

  • fishnet — noun Fishnet is used before these nouns: ↑pantyhose, ↑stocking, ↑tights …   Collocations dictionary

  • fishnet — [[t]fɪ̱ʃnet[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu N n Fishnet tights or stockings are made from a stretchy fabric which has wide holes between its threads, rather like the holes in a fishing net …   English dictionary

  • fishnet — fish•net [[t]ˈfɪʃˌnɛt[/t]] n. 1) a net for catching fish 2) tex clo a fabric having an open mesh resembling a fishnet • Etymology: bef. 1000 …   From formal English to slang

  • fishnet — n. (often attrib.) an open meshed fabric (fishnet stockings) …   Useful english dictionary

  • fishnet — noun Date: before 12th century 1. netting fitted with floats and weights or a supporting frame for catching fish 2. a coarse open mesh fabric …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fishnet — noun a) A net used to catch fish. The fishnets were hung over bushes to dry. b) A fabric with an open diamond shaped structure; normally used for stockings etc Fishnets are for catching men …   Wiktionary

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