- a net for catching fish.
- a fabric having an open mesh resembling a fishnet.
- being of an open-mesh weave: fishnet stockings.
Origin of fishnet
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Examples from the Web for fishnet
“The dress is just fishnet and crystals and a couple fingers crossed,” Selman told Style.com of the dress.What, and Who, You'll Be Wearing in 2015
December 27, 2014
In other words, if she drops herself off at the Vince Lombardi Rest Stop in fishnet stockings.The Myth of Online Predators
April 28, 2009
She set her fishnet bag on the stump she vacated and provided herself with a cudgel before starting to investigate.The Dude Wrangler
He went back now to the river and put the bird in the fishnet, and then he went to the woods and put the fish in the snare.Mighty Mikko
That afternoon when the burgomaster chanced to look out the window he saw a man stretching a fishnet across the dusty road.The Shoemaker's Apron
A mass of fishnet was fastened to the smaller spars and heavy ropes were holding the spars and the net in place during its tow.Creatures of the Abyss
A fyke is a fishnet, with long wings on each side; in shape like a nightcap with ear lappets; in mechanism like a rat-trap.
- mainly US and Canadian a net for catching fish
- an open mesh fabric resembling netting
- (as modifier)fishnet tights
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