hair net

Origin of hair net

First recorded in 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for hairnet

Historical Examples of hairnet

  • And from the edge of the rim where he clung to its hairnet, all directions were down.

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

British Dictionary definitions for hairnet


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