or stockinet noun Etymology: alteration of earlier stocking net Date: 1784 a soft elastic usually cotton fabric used especially for bandages and infants' wear

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  • Stockinette — is made from 100% cotton and is used for casts. This sock would go on first and mould to the shape of the person s limb. Then goes on padding and finally fibreglass tape. Stockinette is used to protect the skin from itchiness from the cast… …   Wikipedia

  • stockinette — or stockinet [stäk΄ə net′] n. [prob. for earlier stocking net] 1. an elastic, machine knitted cloth used for making stockings, underwear, etc. 2. a knitting stitch fashioned by alternating rows of knitting and purling …   English World dictionary

  • stockinette — /stok euh net /, n. 1. Also, stockinet. a stretchy, machine knitted fabric used for making undergarments, infants wear, etc. 2. Also called stockinette stitch. a knitting pattern made by alternating single rows of knit stitches and of purl… …   Universalium

  • stockinette — noun variant of stockinet …   Wiktionary

  • stockinette — stock·i·nette or stock·i·net .stäk ə net n a soft elastic usu. cotton fabric used esp. for bandages …   Medical dictionary

  • stockinette — stock|i|nette [ˌstɔkıˈnet US ˌsta: ] n [U] especially BrE a soft cotton material that stretches, used especially for ↑bandages …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stockinette — stock|i|nette [ ,stakı net ] noun uncount a type of soft cloth that stretches. It is used especially for covering and protecting injuries …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stockinette — soft elastic cotton fabric Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • stockinette — noun (U) especially BrE a soft cotton material that stretches, used especially for bandages …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stockinette — stock·i·nette …   English syllables

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