monofilament

[mon-uh-fil-uh-muh nt]

noun

Also mon·o·fil [mon-uh-fil] /ˈmɒn əˌfɪl/. a single, generally large filament of synthetic fiber.Compare multifilament(def 2).

adjective

made of such a filament: a monofilament fishing line.

Origin of monofilament

First recorded in 1945–50; mono- + filament
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British Dictionary definitions for monofilament

monofilament

monofil (ˈmɒnəfɪl)

noun

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