meshed material or a structure of meshes; a network.

Origin of meshwork

First recorded in 1820–30; mesh + work Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for meshwork

Historical Examples of meshwork

  • The corallum, when examined with a glass, looks like meshwork.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide

    Augusta Foote Arnold

  • He climbed mechanically upwards, digging his toes into the meshwork of the sides, and sobbing from sheer weakness as he climbed.

  • I found that I was under the orders of a black villain and caught in a meshwork of crime.

    The Valley of Fear

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  • My first boma was a meshwork of thorns piled and interwoven together with the architectural simplicity of an Eskimo igloo.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon

  • Again, there is between the cells a meshwork of yellow elastic fibers, and this is called yellow fibro-cartilage (Fig. 8).

    A Practical Physiology

    Albert F. Blaisdell