mosquito net



a screen, curtain, or canopy of net, gauze, or the like, for keeping out mosquitoes.

Origin of mosquito net

First recorded in 1735–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mosquito net

Historical Examples of mosquito net

  • There was a room there with a golden netting, like a mosquito-net.

    Aino Folk-Tales

    Basil Hall Chamberlain

  • The mosquito-net was drawn round the bed, but Hermione saw that her child was not behind it.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • I must confess, too, that I remained there long after he had crawled under his mosquito-net.

    A Set of Six

    Joseph Conrad

  • A mosquito-net must be fitted to every bed, but may not always be required.

  • All night we steamed and sleepily suffered beneath the mosquito-net.

British Dictionary definitions for mosquito net

mosquito net

mosquito netting


a fine curtain or net put in windows, around beds, etc, to keep mosquitoes out
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