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

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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 — 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… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 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 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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