/ (ˌstɒkɪˈnɛt) /
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a machine-knitted elastic fabric used, esp formerly, for stockings, undergarments, etc
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Word Origin for stockinet
C19: perhaps changed from earlier stocking-net
Words nearby stockinet
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How to use stockinet in a sentence
The king and his ministers were first encased in tight-fitting stockinet shirts and drawers.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe|Edgar Allan Poe
Bonde—A loosely woven fabric with a curly, hairy surface, usually made with a jersey or stockinet body.
Stockinet—A plain, elastic texture made on a knitting frame, used for underwear, etc.
The stocking is made of knitted material called stockinet, not of woven cloth.Clothing and Health|Helen Kinne
The weave known as stockinet is best of all, because goods thus made cling to the body and yet restrict its activity very little.Study of Child Life|Marion Foster Washburne