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monofilament

[ mon-uh-fil-uh-muhnt ]

noun

  1. Also mon·o·fil [] a single, generally large filament of synthetic fiber. Compare multifilament ( def 2 ).


adjective

  1. made of such a filament:

    a monofilament fishing line.

monofilament

/ ˈmɒnəfɪl; ˌmɒnəˈfɪləmənt /

noun

  1. synthetic thread or yarn composed of a single strand rather than twisted fibres
  2. a fishing line made of monofilaments


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Word History and Origins

Origin of monofilament1

First recorded in 1945–50; mono- + filament

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Example Sentences

This connection works best with heavier monofilament and fluorocarbon.

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