Origin of bobbinet

First recorded in 1805–15; bobbi(n) + net1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for bobbinet

Historical Examples of bobbinet

  • Bobbinet lace is better than the common netting for all of these purposes.

    How to Camp Out

    John M. Gould

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

    Packing and Portaging

    Dillon Wallace

  • Some dealers recommend that customers going into a fly or mosquito country have the tent door fitted with 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

British Dictionary definitions for bobbinet


  1. a netted fabric of hexagonal mesh, made on a lace machine

Word Origin for bobbinet

C19: see bobbin, net 1
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Word Origin and History for bobbinet

1819, from bobbin + net (n.).

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