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hair net

a cap of loose net, as of silk or nylon, for holding the hair in place.
Origin of hair net
First recorded in 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Now a fluffy blonde is all right, I suppose, if she wears a hair net.

    Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • Her curled bang and high coronet braid were held flatly against her head by a hair net.

    Mistress Anne Temple Bailey
  • He wore a splendid elkskin belt and a hair net; he was fine-looking.

  • His wife was a simple-minded, easy-going creature, wrinkled and with a brown wig inclosed in a hair net.

    Dominie Dean Ellis Parker Butler
  • Loose feathers should be glued in place and the wing covered with maline or a hair net of the same color.

    Make Your Own Hats

    Gene Allen Martin
  • Petticoat was just going out and he sat before the mirror, earnestly adjusting a hair net over his permanent.

    Ptomaine Street Carolyn Wells

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