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[stok-uh-net] /ˌstɒk əˈnɛt/
Also, stockinet. a stretchy, machine-knitted fabric used for making undergarments, infants' wear, etc.
Also called stockinette stitch. a knitting pattern made by alternating single rows of knit stitches and of purl stitches in such a way that all the knit stitches show on one side of the fabric and all the purl stitches on the other.
Origin of stockinette
First recorded in 1775-85; earlier stocking-net Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for stockinet
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  • The nightgowns should be made of soft cotton flannel or stockinet.

    The Mother and Her Child William S. Sadler
  • stockinet is a good material for diapers; it is soft, warm, and pliable.

  • Bonde—A loosely woven fabric with a curly, hairy surface, usually made with a jersey or stockinet body.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • stockinet—A plain, elastic texture made on a knitting frame, used for underwear, etc.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • A tiny loop is left at each row in turning, as stockinet is a stretchy material.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • The weave known as stockinet is best of all, because goods thus made cling to the body and yet restrict its activity very little.

    Study of Child Life

    Marion Foster Washburne
  • Another indication of this trend was that stockinet, a knitted material, was gaining in popularity at the end of the century.

British Dictionary definitions for stockinet


a machine-knitted elastic fabric used, esp formerly, for stockings, undergarments, etc
Word Origin
C19: perhaps changed from earlier stocking-net
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