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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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  • And from the edge of the rim where he clung to its hairnet, all directions were down.

    Where I Wasn't Going Walt Richmond
  • Attaching his suit to the guideline nearby, part of the rim's "hairnet," he crept out over the inside edge of the rim.

    Where I Wasn't Going Walt Richmond
British Dictionary definitions for hairnet


any of several kinds of light netting worn over the hair to keep it in place
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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