mosquito net

mosquito net
noun Date: 1745 a net or screen for keeping out mosquitoes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Mosquito net — Mosquito Mos*qui to (m[o^]s*k[=e]*t[ o]), n.; pl. {Mosquitoes} (m[o^]s*k[=e]*t[=o]z). [Sp. mosquito, fr. moscafly, L. musca. Cf. {Musket}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of various species of gnats of the genus {Culex} and allied genera. The females have a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mosquito net — mosquito nets N COUNT A mosquito net is a curtain made of very fine cloth which is hung round a bed in order to keep mosquitoes and other insects away from a person while they are sleeping …   English dictionary

  • mosquito net — ☆ mosquito net or mosquito netting n. a very fine cloth mesh or a curtain made of this, for keeping out mosquitoes …   English World dictionary

  • mosquito net — ► NOUN ▪ a fine net hung across a door or window or around a bed to keep mosquitoes away …   English terms dictionary

  • Mosquito net — Ceiling hung mosquito netting. Frame hung mosquito netting …   Wikipedia

  • mosquito net — noun a fine net or screen (especially around beds) to protect against mosquitos • Hypernyms: ↑screen * * * noun : a net or screen for keeping out mosquitoes; specifically : one suspended from a frame so as to surround a bed * * * a screen,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mosquito net — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms mosquito net : singular mosquito net plural mosquito nets a thin cloth that you hang around a bed in order to keep mosquitoes out …   English dictionary

  • mosquito net — /məsˈkitoʊ nɛt/ (say muhs keetoh net) noun a screen, curtain, or canopy of net, gauze, or the like (mosquito netting), for keeping out mosquitoes …   Australian English dictionary

  • mosquito net — mos quito net n a net placed over a bed as a protection against mosquitoes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mosquito net — mosqui′to net n. a screen, curtain, or canopy of net, gauze, or the like, for keeping out mosquitoes • Etymology: 1735–45 …   From formal English to slang

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