Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

mosquito net

noun
1.
a screen, curtain, or canopy of net, gauze, or the like, for keeping out mosquitoes.
Origin of mosquito net
1735-1745
First recorded in 1735-45
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for mosquito net
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • If you do come, bring your mosquito net—don't fail to do this.

    Terry Charles Goff Thomson
  • Now let's have a round of jackpots and me for my mosquito net.

    The Trembling of a Leaf William Somerset Maugham
  • It took him a moment to realize that this was the mosquito net round his bed.

    Queensland Cousins Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
  • He covered one of his fine trees with mosquito net to keep them from it.

  • The mosquito net which completely covered his bed annoyed him.

    The Five Arrows

    Allan Chase
  • From evening he had not stirred from the mosquito net, but had slept.

    The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari James S. De Benneville
  • He rolled up the mosquito net, the pupils of the eyes intent.

    The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari James S. De Benneville
  • Adams in his tent under the mosquito net slept soundly and heard and knew nothing of the incidents of the night.

    The Pools of Silence H. de Vere Stacpoole
British Dictionary definitions for mosquito net

mosquito net

noun
1.
a fine curtain or net put in windows, around beds, etc, to keep mosquitoes out
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Contemporary definitions for mosquito net
noun
Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for mosquito net

Word Value for mosquito

19
21
Scrabble Words With Friends