hair net


a cap of loose net, as of silk or nylon, for holding the hair in place.

Origin of hair net

First recorded in 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for hairnet

  • Attaching his suit to the guideline nearby, part of the rim's "hairnet," he crept out over the inside edge of the rim.

    Where I Wasn't Going|Walt Richmond
  • And from the edge of the rim where he clung to its hairnet, all directions were down.

    Where I Wasn't Going|Walt Richmond

British Dictionary definitions for hairnet


/ (ˈhɛəˌnɛt) /


any of several kinds of light netting worn over the hair to keep it in place
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