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[bob-uh-net] /ˌbɒb əˈnɛt/
a net of hexagonal mesh, made on a lace machine.
Origin of bobbinet
First recorded in 1805-15; bobbi(n) + net1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for bobbinet
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  • bobbinet lace is better than the common netting for all of these purposes.

    How to Camp Out

    John M. Gould
  • Some dealers recommend that customers going into a fly or mosquito country have the tent door fitted with bobbinet.

    Packing and Portaging Dillon Wallace
  • The idea is good, but cheese cloth is much cheaper and incomparably better than bobbinet.

    Packing and Portaging Dillon Wallace
  • As bobbinet shrinks much in washing, every thing made of it should be allowed full large.

  • In 1809 bobbin net was invented, and in 1837 the Jacquard system was applied to the bobbinet machine.

    Lace, Its Origin and History Samuel L. Goldenberg
  • It is also good (much diluted) for thin white muslin and bobbinet.

  • bobbinet laces, if ironed at all, should be ironed diagonally, as in this way only can the mesh retain its shape.

    The Young Housekeeper's Friend

    Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius
  • The lace manufacturers of Europe experienced a serious set-back in 1818 when bobbinet was first made in France.


    William H. Dooley
  • The eggs were slightly adhesive, clinging to the hand and to the bobbinet seine.

British Dictionary definitions for bobbinet


a netted fabric of hexagonal mesh, made on a lace machine
Word Origin
C19: see bobbin, net1
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Word Origin and History for bobbinet

1819, from bobbin + net (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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