hair net


noun

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

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Origin of hair net

First recorded in 1860–65
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Example sentences from the Web for hair net

  • 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 hair net

hairnet
/ (ˈhɛəˌnɛt) /

noun

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