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  1. using a net or any entangling device.
  2. netlike.
  3. making a net or web, as a spider.
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Origin of retiary

1640–50; < Latin rēt- (stem of rēte) net + -i- + -ary
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Related Words for retiary

artful, astute, canny, crafty, cunning, deceitful, deep, devious, dishonest, experienced, insidious, intelligent, knowing, sharp, slick, sly, subtle, tricky, vulpine, wily

British Dictionary definitions for retiary


  1. rare of, relating to, or resembling a net or web
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Word Origin for retiary

C17: from Latin retiarius
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