fishnet

[ fish-net ]
/ ˈfɪʃˌnɛt /
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noun

a net for catching fish.
a fabric having an open mesh resembling a fishnet.

adjective

being of an open-mesh weave: fishnet stockings.

Nearby words

  1. fishing worm,
  2. fishkill,
  3. fishline,
  4. fishmeal,
  5. fishmonger,
  6. fishplate,
  7. fishpond,
  8. fishpound,
  9. fishskin,
  10. fishskin disease

Origin of fishnet

before 1000; Middle English; Old English fiscnett. See fish, net1

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British Dictionary definitions for fishnet

fishnet

/ (ˈfɪʃˌnɛt) /

noun

mainly US and Canadian a net for catching fish
  1. an open mesh fabric resembling netting
  2. (as modifier)fishnet tights
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