[ net-ing ]
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  1. any of various kinds of net fabric: fish netting; mosquito netting.

Origin of netting

First recorded in 1560–70; net1 + -ing1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use netting in a sentence

  • Here was no Brighton nor Scarborough nor Blackpool yet, with nettings of electric wires overhead and perspective of rails below.

    Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
  • Several tow-nettings were taken with large nets automatically closing at any desired depth through the medium of a "messenger."

    The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
  • The splinter nettings were on, and the carpenters were ready to stop shot holes or repair other damage.

    The Hero of Manila | Rossiter Johnson
  • The boarding-nettings could not long check so furious a foe, and fell before the fierce slash of the cutlasses.

  • The guns were charged with grape and canister, the boarding-nettings triced up, and cutlasses and pistols distributed to the crew.

British Dictionary definitions for netting


/ (ˈnɛtɪŋ) /

  1. any netted fabric or structure

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