a net of hexagonal mesh, made on a lace machine.

Origin of bobbinet

First recorded in 1805–15; bobbi(n) + net1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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



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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