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.

Nearby words

  1. monoecious,
  2. monoeciously,
  3. monoester,
  4. monoestrous,
  5. monofil,
  6. monogametic,
  7. monogamic,
  8. monogamist,
  9. monogamous,
  10. monogamy

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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