retiary

[ ree-shee-er-ee ]
/ ˈri ʃiˌɛr i /

adjective

using a net or any entangling device.
making a net or web, as a spider.

Nearby words

  1. rethondes,
  2. rethought,
  3. retia,
  4. retial,
  5. retiarius,
  6. reticence,
  7. reticent,
  8. reticently,
  9. reticle,
  10. reticul-

Origin of retiary

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

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British Dictionary definitions for retiary

retiary

/ (ˈriːtɪərɪ, -ʃɪə-) /

adjective

rare of, relating to, or resembling a net or web

Word Origin for retiary

C17: from Latin retiarius

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